Practice Expectations for RN(NP)s
We do our best to keep you up to date on new information as it is released. However, it is your responsibility to check this page often to make sure you are aware of important updates and changes to your practice.
October 4, 2021 - Discontinuation of Routine Lead Patient Shielding in Diagnostic Imaging
Professional bodies around the world, including the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) and Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR), have released position statements advocating for the discontinuation of shielding for patients during x-ray examinations. Shared Health staff providing diagnostic imaging appointments will no longer use patient shielding as part of their routine practice. Staff will continue all other practices as normal. Shielding will remain in DI departments and must still be available for use if requested by the patient or caregiver. Click here for more details.
September 29, 2021 - Narcotic and Controlled Drug Prescriptions for Personal Care Home Residents
Effective October 1, 2021, verbal orders from physicians and RN(NP)s for narcotics and controlled drugs that fall under the Health Canada Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) may be accepted by pharmacists for residents of a personal care home (PCH) only. This exemption does NOT apply to patients who are not a resident of a personal care home at the time the verbal order is given. Of note, this exemption was originally initiated in conjunction with the Health Canada Section 56(1) class exemption dated March 19, 2020, and approved jointly by the three health regulatory authorities (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba, College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, and College of Pharmacists of Manitoba) for implementation on April 7, 2020, with an expiry date of September 30, 2021.
This temporary exemption has once again been jointly approved, remaining in effect during the COVID19 pandemic and may not extend beyond September 30, 2026. Click here to read more.
In response to these inquiries, the CPSM, CRNM and CPhM are providing the following guidance when it comes to drugs that usually require an M3P form:
The title RN(NP) is protected under The Regulated Health Professions Act. Its use is restricted to RNs who have met and maintain the requirements for registration on the extended practice register. Click here to read more about the use of regulated professional titles or click here to view the webinar.
All RN(NP)s are required to provide current employer contact information. To make changes, log in to your online profile using your registration number and password and click the “NP Contact Info” button in the top navigation bar.