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Scope of Practice for Each State

Discussion in 'EMS Talk' started by WuLabsWuTecH, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. EMT533

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  3. EMT533

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    Hey I'm trying here.
     
  4. TransportJockey

    TransportJockey Forum Chief

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    Not saying that to be rude or knock you down. Just clarifying for people who aren't from here.
     
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    gotbeerz001 Forum Deputy Chief

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  6. EMT533

    EMT533 The Rookie

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    Thanks!
     
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    Not sure if mentioned yet but this site is maintained sort of automatically as I understand from the webmaster.

    http://www.emsprotocols.org/
     
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  9. savemachine

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    Thank you for your forum post. I greatly appreciate the websites that you have researched for the public to view about the scope of practice. I know that Virginia's scope of practice is stated in the board of nursing in Virginia. I believe that if you just look at the board of nursing websites in all of the states of America, that should be OK. They should have a practice acts for nursing and all health care professions.
     
  10. NomadicMedic

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    Nope. Not even close.
     
  11. TransportJockey

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    Why would my NM scope of practice ve listed on a nursing website? (Hint: it's not). And in Texas we dont even have a state scope :) We are not regulated, thank the gods, by the nursing profession
     
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  13. savemachine

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    I live in Virginia and we also like many states have state practice acts that involve nursing. Here is one of the links that talks about Virginia's state practice acts:
    http://www.allnurses.com/ . . . /Virginia nursing

    That website tells about nursing in Virginia. You can also go to the search engine http://www.google.com and type in "nurse practice acts in Virginia." That will also tell you and give you information about Virginia's practice acts in nursing. I hope this was helpful to you.
     
  14. STXmedic

    STXmedic Forum Burnout Premium Member

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    What?... It looks like VA has their own Department of EMS, separate from nursing, with their own scope of practice...
     
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  16. savemachine

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    Virginia's nurse practice act can be found in the Virginia Board of Nursing Website. It clearly states what each nurse whether they are a CNA, LPN, ADN, or BSN and nurse practioners can do in the state of Virginia. The board of nursing in Virginia is located in Henrico, VA. which is near Richmond which is the capital of Virginia.
     
  17. STXmedic

    STXmedic Forum Burnout Premium Member

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    Why do you keep bringing up nursing?
     
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  18. Akulahawk

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    We thank you for the information you have provided, however this forum isn't primarily nursing related as it is for the Emergency Medical Services (EMT, AEMT, Paramedic) folks and discussions. This thread is primarily to list and discuss various the Scope of Practice of EMS personnel across the various US States. Virginia does have its own EMS board, which is separate from the State BON there.

    Yes, we do have quite a few members that are Nurses, but the majority are not. I'm one of a few members that hold a license as a Registered Nurse and a Paramedic and my licenses are current. I, like a few others here, am also a member of AllNurses. Being that I'm both a Paramedic and an RN, I have to be very cognizant of which "hat" I'm wearing at the moment as that can impact my authorized scope of practice. While my scope of practice is generally wider as an RN, the autonomy I have as a Paramedic is greater as I'm more functionally independent as long as I'm utilizing the protocols (I don't have to ask "mother, may I").
     
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  19. savemachine

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    I live in Virginia and we have a board called Virginia Board of Nursing. My name is under the nurse aide registry of Virginia because I have taken the certification test in 1999. When I just became certified, the board of nursing in Virginia gave me a paper copy of the scope of nursing for CNA's in Virginia and it basically states basic patient care. Every state has there own state nursing practice acts.
     
  20. TransportJockey

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    Good for you? But what does this have to do with ems? Nursing SOP is different and under different boards or state offices.

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