Please write a paragraph with your opinion based on the text bellow. Please include citations and references in case you need to used for the question.
Following the scope of practice is important. As many things, scope of practice is changing and expanding, According to the American Nurses Association, â€œScope of practice describes the services that a qualified health professional is deemed competent to perform, and permitted to undertake â€“ in keeping with the terms of their professional licenseâ€ (p. 1). Basically according to the ANA, scope of practice explains the five Wâ€™s of nursing practice: who, what, why, when, and where. So to determine whether the procedure falls within the RN scope of practice I would use a systematic approach. I would also discuss the procedure with other staff, especially floor staff. To make sure everyone is on the same page and believes the new procedure falls under the scope of practice. By discussing the new procedure I am showing the physiciansâ€™ and fellow nursesâ€™ opinions are valuable. I would also have staff trainings so every staff knows about the new procedure and feels comfortable with it.