Idaho Admin. Code r. 24.34.01.280 - STANDARDS OF PRACTICE FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSING

Current through August 30, 2021

01. Purpose. (7-1-21)T
a. To establish standards essential for safe practice by the advanced practice registered nurse; and (7-1-21)T
b. To serve as a guide for evaluation of advanced practice registered nursing to determine if it is safe and effective. (7-1-21)T
02. Core Standards for All Roles of Advanced Practice Registered Nursing. The advanced practice registered nurse is a licensed independent practitioner who shall practice consistent with the definition of advanced practice registered nursing, recognized national standards and the standards set forth in these rules. (7-1-21)T
a. The advanced practice registered nurse shall provide client services for which the advanced practice registered nurse is educationally prepared and for which competence has been achieved and maintained. (7-1-21)T
b. The advanced practice registered nurse shall recognize their limits of knowledge and experience and consult and collaborate with and refer to other health care professionals as appropriate. (7-1-21)T
c. The advanced practice registered nurse shall evaluate and apply current evidence-based research findings relevant to the advanced nursing practice role. (7-1-21)T
d. The advanced practice registered nurse shall assume responsibility and accountability for health promotion and maintenance as well as the assessment, diagnosis and management of client conditions to include the use of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions and the prescribing and dispensing of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic agents. (7-1-21)T
e. The advanced practice registered nurse shall use advanced practice knowledge and skills in teaching and guiding clients and other health care team members. (7-1-21)T
f. The advanced practice registered nurse shall have knowledge of the statutes and rules governing advanced nursing practice, and practice within the established standards for the advanced nursing practice role and population focus. (7-1-21)T
g. The advanced practice registered nurse shall practice consistent with Subsections 400.01 and 400.02 of these rules. (7-1-21)T
03. Certified Nurse-Midwife. In addition to the core standards, the advanced practice registered nurse in the role of certified nurse midwife provides the full range of primary health care services to women throughout the lifespan, including gynecologic care, family planning services, preconception care, prenatal and postpartum care, childbirth, care of the newborn and reproductive health care treatment of the male partners of female clients. (7-1-21)T
04. Clinical Nurse Specialist. In addition to core standards, the advanced practice registered nurse in the role of clinical nurse specialist provides services to patients, care providers and health care delivery systems including, but not limited to, direct care, expert consultation, care coordination, monitoring for quality indicators and facilitating communication between patients, their families, members of the health care team and components of the health care delivery system. (7-1-21)T
05. Certified Nurse Practitioner. In addition to core standards, the advanced practice registered nurse in the role of certified nurse practitioner provides initial and ongoing comprehensive primary care services to clients including, but not limited to, diagnosis and management of acute and chronic disease, and health promotion, disease prevention, health education counseling, and identification and management of the effects of illness on clients and their families. (7-1-21)T
06. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. In addition to core standards, the advanced practice registered nurse in the role of certified registered nurse anesthetist provides the full spectrum of anesthesia care and anesthesia-related care and services to individuals across the lifespan whose health status may range across the wellness-illness continuum to include healthy persons; persons with immediate, severe or life-threatening illness or injury; and persons with sustained or chronic health conditions. (7-1-21)T
07. Documentation of Specialization. Unless exempted under Section 305 of these rules, the advanced practice registered nurse must document competency within their specialty area of practice based upon education, experience and national certification in the role and population focus. (7-1-21)T

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Idaho Admin. Code r. 24.34.01.280

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