Scope and Standards of Practice
Discuss the following:
Does your facility provide ANA Scope and Standards for practice to all nurses? (general practice as well as specialty practice)
If you do not know, you may need to interview a nurse who is in a leadership position at your facility.
Describe one example of how your facility promotes one of the ANA Standards of Nursing Administration Practice in promoting quality patient care
Identify the Standard
Describe the example
How would you strengthen the use of professional standards in your facility?
If ANA Scope and Standards are not available for a specialty area, what resources would you use to locate such standards for practice?
(I work in the outpatient surgery center at the Veteran Affairs, VA. – prescreening / preop / post op and cross train with PACU)