As of November 5, 2019, the updated Clinical Decision Tools (CDTs) for RNs with Additional Authorized Practice [RN(AAP)s] have been adopted by CRNS Council and will be in effect beginning December 1, 2019. As of this date, the older versions of the CDTs will no longer be in effect.
The evidence and best practice guidelines have been reviewed and incorporated into the updated CDTs with in-text sources included. The Interprofessional Advisory Group (IPAG) reviewed, revised and approved all of the CDTs. During this process, it was determined that some Pediatric and Adult CDTs could be merged to streamline the processes. Additionally, charts and tables have been added to support effective and clear messaging about pharmacology options and other information within the CDTs. Language has been updated to reflect non-binary genders, for example people of reproductive age rather than women of childbearing age, and reproductive health rather than women’s health.
While the literature review is complete and all CDTs are updated for evidence-informed best practice for RN(AAP)s to diagnose, treat and prescribe for limited common medical disorders, there are no significant practice changes and no new CDTs.
It is important RN(AAP)s review all CDTs to ensure they are informed about the latest evidence for their practice.
CRNS Practice Advisors may be contacted for answers to your practice questions by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 306.359.4200 or 1.800.667.9945 (toll free within Canada).