Examples Of Nursing Scope Of Practice

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This discussion is an excellent example and perception of the nursing scope of practice. Often, nurses understand what is within their scope of practice, and never think of what they are not allowed to do within their scope of practice pertaining to the setting they work in. While administering medications to patients is within our scope of practice, having the knowledge of why we are administering it and if it is appropriate to administer is also our responsibility. For instance, on my unit we are only allowed to administer enalapril intravenous push and metoprolol intravenous solutions for lowering a patients' blood pressure. If either of these medications are unsuccessful the patient needs to be transferred to a higher level of care. There

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