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  • RN Title Protection Law
  • DR Title Protection Law
  • Workplace Violence Laws
  • RN Procedural Sedation Rules
  • RN Safe Staffing Laws

  • RN Title Protection Law


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    OR Revised Statute §678.021

     

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    It shall be unlawful for any person to practice nursing or offer to practice nursing in this state or to use any title or abbreviation, sign, card or device to indicate the person is practicing either practical or registered nursing unless the person is licensed under ORS 678.010 to 678.410 at the level for which the indication of practice is made and the license is valid and in effect.

     

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    DR Title Protection Law

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    Workplace Violence Laws


     

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    OR Revised Statute §163.165

     

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    A person commits the crime of assault in the third degree if the person intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes physical injury to an emergency medical services provider, as defined in ORS 682.025, while the emergency medical services provider is performing official duties. Assault in the third degree is a Class C felony.

     

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    OR Revised Statute §163.213

     

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    A person commits the crime of unlawful use of an electrical stun gun, tear gas or mace in the first degree if the person knowingly discharges or causes to be discharged any electrical stun gun, tear gas weapon, mace, tear gas, pepper mace or any similar deleterious agent against another person, knowing the other person to be a peace officer, corrections officer, parole and probation officer, firefighter or emergency medical services provider and while the other person is acting in the course of official duty. Unlawful use of an electrical stun gun, tear gas or mace in the first degree is a Class C felony.

     

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    RN Procedural Sedation Rules


     

     

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    The Oregon State Board of Nursing affirms that it is within scope of practice for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Practitioner (NP) and the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) to administer sedating agents for the purpose of anxiolysis. In addition, it is not within the scope of practice of the LPN, RN, NP or CNS to administer anesthetic agents for the purpose of anxiolysis. If the patient receiving sedating/anesthetic agents for anxiolysis progresses to a deeper level of sedation, the nurse responsibility and requirements outlined in this policy guideline for procedural sedation must be followed.

     

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    Oregon State Board of Nursing

     

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    RN Safe Staffing Laws


     

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    OR Revised Statute § 441.162

     

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    "(1) A hospital shall be responsible for the implementation of a written hospital-wide staffing plan for nursing services. The staffing plan shall be developed, monitored, evaluated and modified by a hospital staffing plan committee.
    (a) Include equal numbers of hospital nurse managers and direct care registered nurses;
    (b) Include at least one direct care registered nurse from each hospital nurse specialty or unit, to be selected by direct care registered nurses from the particular specialty or unit. The hospital shall define its own specialties or units; and
    (c) Have as its primary consideration the provision of safe patient care and an adequate nursing staff pursuant to ORS chapter 441.
    (3) The written staffing plan shall:
    (a) Be based on an accurate description of individual and aggregate patient needs and requirements for nursing care and include a periodic quality evaluation process to determine whether the staffing plan is appropriately and accurately reflecting patient needs over time."
    "(b) Be based on the specialized qualifications and competencies of the nursing staff. The skill mix and the competency of the staff shall ensure that the nursing care needs of the patients are met and shall ensure patient safety.
    (c) Be consistent with nationally recognized evidence-based standards and guidelines established by professional nursing specialty organizations and recognize differences in patient acuteness.
    (d) Establish minimum numbers of nursing staff including licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants required on specified shifts. At least one registered nurse and one other nursing staff member must be on duty in a unit when a patient is present.
    (e) Include a formal process for evaluating and initiating limitations on admission or diversion of patients to another acute care facility when, in the judgment of the direct care registered nurse, there is an inability to meet patient care needs or a risk of harm to existing and new patients."

     

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