Index of Current KBN Advisory Opinion Statements

#01  Role of the RN/LPN in Spinal Screening for Detection of Common Abnormal/Curvatures of the Spine [PDF Format - 370KB] (Revised 04/2018)

#02  Scope of Nursing Practice in Gynecological Cancer Detection [PDF Format - 343KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#03  Recommended Course Content Intravenous (IV) Therapy for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses [PDF Format - 190KB] (Revised 04/2015)

#04  Roles of Nurses in the Administration of Medication Per Intraspinal Routes [PDF Format - 36KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#05       Withdrawn from Publication 04/2018

#06  The Performance of Arterial Puncture by Registered Nurses  [PDF Format - 338KB] (Revised 05/2018) 

#07  Roles of Nurses in Superficial Wound Closure [PDF Format - 57KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#08  Role of the Registered Nurse First Assistant  [PDF Format - 405KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#09  Wound Assessment, Staging, and Treatment by Nurses [PDF Format - 309KB]  (Revised 05/2018)  

#10  Roles of Nurses in the Care of Prenatal and Intrapartum Patients [PDF Format - 28KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#11  Insertion and Removal of Nasogastric Tubes and Reinsertion of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Tubes [PDF Format - 32KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#13 Roles of Nurses in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Practice [PDF Format - 132KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#14  Roles of Nurses in the Implementation of Patient Care Orders [PDF Format - 500KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#15  Roles of Nurses in the Supervision and Delegation of Nursing Acts to Unlicensed Personnel [PDF Format - 48KB] (Revised 06/2018)

#16  Roles of Nurses in the Administration of Medication via Various Routes [PDF Format - 51KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#17  Roles of Nurses in the Administration of "PRN" Medication and Placebos [PDF Format - 29KB] (Revised 06/2018)

#18  Employment of Nursing Students as Nursing Personnel Using Either an Academic or a "Nurse Extern" Service Model [PDF Format - 47KB] (Revised 02/2016)

#19  Responsibility and Accountability of Nurses for Patient Care Assignments and Nursing Care Delivery [PDF Format - 31KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#20  Roles of Registered Nurses in Invasive Cardiac Procedures [PDF Format - 27KB]  (Revised 05/2018)

#21  Roles of Nurses and Technicians in Dialysis [PDF Format - 47KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#22  Roles of Nurses Who Provide "Private Duty" Nursing [PDF Format - 28KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#23  The Application and Removal of a Cast by Nurses and Closed Reduction of a Fracture by Advanced Practice Registered Nurses [PDF Format - 30KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#24  Patient Abandonment by Nurses [PDF Format - 17KB] (Revised 06/2018)

#25  Placement of Central Lines by Nurses [PDF Format - 37KB] (Revised 04/2018)

#26  Roles of Nurses in the Performance of Advanced Life Support and Delivery of Emergency Medical Care via Ambulance Services [PDF Format - 45KB] (Revised 04/2018)

#27  Components of Licensed Practical Nursing Practice [PDF Format - 48KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#28  Roles of Nurses in Endoscopic Procedures [PDF Format - 43KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#29  Cardiopulmonary/Respiratory Nursing  [PDF Format - 40KB] (Revised 06/2018)

#30  School Nursing Practice [PDF Format - 42KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#31  Removal of Arterial and Venous Access Devices (Sheaths) and Use of Mechanical Compression Devices by Nurses [PDF Format - 120KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#32  Procedural Sedation and Analgesia   [PDF Format - 32KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#33  Roles of Nurses in the Delegation of Tasks to Paramedics in a Hospital Emergency Department [PDF Format - 42KB] (Revised 04/2018)

#34  Roles of Nurses in Maintaining Confidentiality of Patient Information [PDF Format - 28KB] (Revised 04/2018)

#35  Cosmetic and Dermatological Procedures by Nurses [PDF Format - 59KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#36  Resuscitation Orders, Pronouncement of Death, and Death Certificates [PDF Format - 277KB] (Reviewed 04/2018)

#37  Role of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the Prescribing of Medications to Self and/or Family [PDF Format - 181KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#38       Withdrawn from Publication 03/2015

#39  Scope of Registered Nursing Practice in the Deactivation of Internal Defibrillator [PDF Format - 224KB] (Revised 05/2018)

#40  Social Media for Nurses [PDF Format - 317KB] (Approved 12/2017) 

#41  RN/LPN Scope of Practice Determination Guidelines ​​​​[PDF Format - 272KB] (Approved 02/2018)

Scope of Practice Determination Guidelines and Decision Tree for Delegation to UAP

RN/LPN Scope of Practice Determination Guidelines (AOS #41) [PDF Format - 272KB] ((Approved 02/2018)

APRN Scope of Practice Decision Making Model [PDF Format - 232KB] (Approved 04/2015)

Decision Tree for Delegation to Unlicensed Assistive Personnel [PDF Format - 56KB] (Revised 06/2018)

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