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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

    Statute/Regulation:

    NM Statute §61-3-30

     

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    It is a misdemeanor for a person to use in connection with his name a designation tending to imply that such person is a registered nurse unless duly licensed pursuant to the provisions of the Nursing Practice Act.

     

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    Effective

     

    DR Title Protection Law

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    Workplace Violence Laws


     

    Statute/Regulation:

    NM Statute § 30-3-9.2

     

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    Assault upon a health care worker consists of:
    (1) an attempt to commit a battery upon the person of a health care worker who is in the lawful discharge of the health care worker's duties; or

    (2)any unlawful act, threat or menacing conduct that causes a health care worker to reasonably believe that the health care worker is in danger of receiving an immediate battery. Whoever commits assault upon a health care worker is guilty of a misdemeanor.

    C. Aggravated assault upon a health care worker consists of:
    (1)unlawfully assaulting or striking at a health care worker with a weapon while the health care worker is in the lawful discharge of the health care worker's duties; or
    (2)willfully and intentionally assaulting a health care worker with intent to commit any felony. Whoever commits aggravated assault upon a health care worker is guilty of a third degree felony.

    D. Assault with intent to commit a violent felony upon a health care worker consists of assaulting a health care worker with intent to kill the health care worker is a second degree felony.

    E. Battery upon a health care worker is the unlawful, intentional touching or application of force to the person of a health care worker, when done in a rude, insolent or angry manner is guilty of a fourth degree felony.

    F. Aggravated battery upon a health care worker consists of the unlawful touching or application of force to the person of a health care worker with intent to injure that health care worker by inflicting an injury that is not likely to cause death or great bodily harm but does cause painful temporary disfigurement or loss or impairment of the functions of any member or organ of the body, is guilty of a fourth degree felony.

    G.A person who assists or is assisted by one or more other persons to commit a battery upon a health care worker who is in the lawful discharge of the health care worker's duties is guilty of a fourth degree felony.

    Whoever commits aggravated battery upon a health care worker, inflicting great bodily harm or does so with a deadly weapon or in any manner whereby great bodily harm or death can be inflicted, is guilty of a third degree felony.

     

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    RN Procedural Sedation Rules


     

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    "(a) Administration of medication for the purposes of procedural sedation and analgesia requires particular attention;
    (b) A nurse shall possess specialized nursing knowledge, judgment, skill and current clinical competence to manage the nursing care of the patient receiving procedural sedation including:
    (i) being currently trained with demonstrated proficiency in ACLS or PALS;
    (ii) knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, cardiac arrhythmia recognition, oxygen delivery, respiratory physiology, transport and uptake and the use of an oxygen mask, bag-valve mask, oral airway, nasal airway adjunct, or the maintenance of a supraglettic airway, or endotracheal tube;
    (iii) ability to recognize emergency situations and institute emergency procedures as appropriate to the patient condition and circumstance
    (c) To perform procedural sedation a registered nurse:"
    "(i) shall not have other responsibilities during or after the procedure that would compromise the nurse’s ability to adequately monitor the patient during procedural sedation/analgesia;
    (ii) shall assess the physical setting for safe administration of medications for sedation and proceed only if the resources needed for reasonable anticipated emergencies are available;
    (iii) shall ensure that a qualified airway specialist is readily available during and after the procedure for respiratory emergencies;
    (iv) shall decline to administer medications classified as sedatives or other medication if the registered nurse assesses the administration of sedatives or other medication would be unsafe under the circumstances;
    (v) shall maintain adequate oxygenation and ventilation via an appropriate method as noted in Item (iii) of Subparagraph (b) of Paragraph (2) of Subsection C of 16.12.2.12 NMAC."

     

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    New Mexico State Legislature

     

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    RN Safe Staffing Laws
     

    Statute/Rule:

    HM 98

     

    Relevant Text: 

    In FY 2015, Department of Health shall conduct a survey of nurse-to patient ratios at hospitals in New Mexico. The department of Health request organizations to provide input in the development of the survey and in review of standards to ensure that the surveys reflect special circumstances or conditions pertaining to the delivery of care in hospital settings. Department of Health to report on the number of hospitals that have adopted standards relating to nurse-to-patient ratios and on the results of the survey, specifying which hospitals have adopted standards relating to nurse-to-patient ratios and the type of staffing model, or models, that each hospital uses.

     

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