BCCNM is informing registered nurses of updates to the
Decision Support Tools (DSTs) and Core Competencies for Emergency Cardiac Care, referenced in the
RN Scope of Practice relating to RNs when providing emergency cardiac care.
The revisions were conducted by a province-wide group of cardiac and critical care nursing experts. While there are no major changes in the actions nurses can take, as allowed by Section 6 of the
Nurses (Registered) and Nurse Practitioners Regulation, the updated DSTs: