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Tuberculosis screening

Section 6: Restricted activities that do not require an order

Nurses (Registered Psychiatric) Regulation, section 6(e)(iii):

A registrant in the course of practising psychiatric nursing may administer purified protein derivative by injection, for the purpose of tuberculosis screening.

BCCNM Limits and Conditions

  1. RPNs who administer purified protein derivative must possess the competencies outlined in Registered Nursing Competencies for Tuberculosis Screening1 established by the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BC​​CD​​C) or equivalent approved by their employer.

  2. ​RPNs who administer purified protein derivative must follow the BCCDC Non-certified Practice Tuberculosis Screening Decision Support Tool2 for Registered Nurses or equivalent approved by their employer.

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​Regist​​​ered Nursing Competencies for Tuberculosis Screening. 4 - TB/TB_screening_competencies.pdf
​BCCDC Non-certified Practice Decision Support Tool Tuberculosis Screening.

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