Advisory Opinions

The Board receives many inquiries regarding advisory opinions related to nursing practice and /or education. An advisory opinion adopted by the Board is an interpretation by the Board of what the law requires. While an advisory opinion is not law, it is more than a recommendation. In other words, an advisory opinion is an official opinion of the Arizona Board of Nursing regarding the practice of nursing as it relates to a specific standard of care. ARS 32-1606 (A) (2)

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Adobe PDF Document Advisory Opinion Process 07/2012
Adobe PDF Document Abandonment of Patients 09/2012
Adobe PDF Document Amniotomy 11/2009
Adobe PDF Document Analgesia: By Catheter Techniques* Epidural, Intrathecal, Interpleural, Perineural 09/2011
Adobe PDF Document Anesthesia Epidural 06/1999
Adobe PDF Document Anesthetic Agents Administered by RN's for Limited Purposes 01/2003
Adobe PDF Document Apheresis:  Role of the LPN 09/2013
Adobe PDF Document Assessing Patient-Client Condition - The Role of the RN 01/2011
Adobe PDF Document Blood Cell Salvage:  The Role of the Registered Nurse 01/2011
Adobe PDF Document Bone Marrow Aspiration & Biopsy 09/2012
Adobe PDF Document Cardiac Electrophysiology Related Procedures Performed by RN's 09/2011
Adobe PDF Document Central Line Insertion by Registered Nurses 11/2009
Adobe PDF Document Cervical Ripening Agents Prostaglandin Gel and Suppositories 03/2013
Adobe PDF Document Chest Tubes: Removal of Pleural and Mediastinal Chest Tubes 03/2012
Adobe PDF Document Chronic Dialysis in an Outpatient Facility - The Role of an LPN 01/2010
Adobe PDF Document Contrast Media Injection Into Coronary Arteries 07/2012
Adobe PDF Document Debridement, Conservative Sharp Wound 09/2012
Adobe PDF Document Decision Tree 01/2013
Adobe PDF Document Deep Sedation For Mechanically Ventilated Patients 03/2011
Adobe PDF Document Delegation of Nursing Assistant Tasks 03/2013
Adobe PDF Document Determination of Death:  Role of RN/LPN 05/2010
Adobe PDF Document Distance Education 11/2003
Adobe PDF Document Dual Profession and Dual Health Care Licensure/Certification 03/2012
Adobe PDF Document Endoscopic Procedures: The Role of the RN  01/2013
Adobe PDF Document Epidural Analgesia By Nurse Anesthetist 01/2003
Adobe PDF Document External Jugular Cannulation for Peripheral IV and/or Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter 09/2011
Adobe PDF Document Fetal Scalp Electrodes 01/2013
Adobe PDF Document Fluoride Varnish:  Oral Health Screening 01/2011
Adobe PDF Document Foot Care 07/2012
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Immunization Administration by Using A Nursing Protocol in an Ambulatory Setting 01/2014
Adobe PDF Document Informed Consent 07/2012
Adobe PDF Document Intra Aortic Balloon Removal 09/2012
Adobe PDF Document Intra Osseous Cannulation 01/2013
Adobe PDF Document Intranasal Administration of Versed (Midazolam) for Treatment of Signs & Symptoms of Acute Seizure Outside the Clinical Setting 09/2013
Adobe PDF Document Intrauterine Pressure Catheters 01/2013
Adobe PDF Document Intrauterine/Intracervical Insemination 07/2010
Adobe PDF Document Intravenous Administration of Radiologic Contrast Media 01/2011
Adobe PDF Document Intravenous Infusion Therapy/Venipuncture:  The Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse 03/2012
Adobe PDF Document Intraventricular Implanted Devices Temporary Intracranial Catheters 03/2012
Adobe PDF Document Intubation: Endotracheal, and the Use of Advanced Airway Devices:  The Role of the Registered Nurse 01/2011
Adobe PDF Document
Ionizing Radiation for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Purposes
01/2014
Adobe PDF Document Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB) Fill 09/2013
Adobe PDF Document Lumbar Puncture 01/2013
Adobe PDF Document Medical Esthetic Procedures Performed by Licensed Nurses 01/2013
Adobe PDF Document Medication Refills Using A Nursing Protocol in an Ambulatory Setting
01/2014
Adobe PDF Document Moderate Sedation/Analgesia For Diagnostic And Therapeutic Procedures 03/2012
Adobe PDF Document Nitrous Oxide Administration 03/2011
Adobe PDF Document Nurse Practitioner Description of Role and Functions 01/2009
Adobe PDF Document OB/GYN Therapeutic Diagnostic Ultrasounds 09/2010
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Off Label Prescribing Drugs, Devices and Therapeutics
04/2014
Adobe PDF Document Orders: Accepting, Transcribing, Reviewing Orders 09/2012
Adobe PDF Document Pacemaker Wires 01/2013
Adobe PDF Document Palliative Sedation at End of Life 09/2013
Adobe PDF Document Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Insertion, Suturing, Maintenance, Removal & Verification of Tip Placement 03/2012
Adobe PDF Document Preceptorship For Pre-Licensure - Students 07/2006
Adobe PDF Document Pre hospital Nursing 09/2011
Adobe PDF Document Pulmonary Artery (PA) 09/2012
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Punch and Shave Biopsies Performed by RNs
01/2014
Adobe PDF Document Registered Nurse First Assistant - RNFA 09/2013
Adobe PDF Document Sheath Removal, Placement of Mechanical Compression Devices, & Deployment of Vascular Closure Devices 09/2013
Adobe PDF Document Sigmoidoscopy Flexible Screening 01/2010
Adobe PDF Document Stress Testing - Pharmacological 03/2012
Adobe PDF Document Subcutaneous Infusion:  Role of the LPN 09/2012
Adobe PDF Document Supervision of LPN By Registered Nurses 01/2007
Adobe PDF Document Supervision of Unlicensed Nurse Externs By Registered Nurses 10/2012
Adobe PDF Document Suture Mediated Closure Devices 07/2013
Adobe PDF Document Tumescent Lidocaine Injection: Role of the RN 03/2011
Adobe PDF Document Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Chronic Pain 07/2012
Adobe PDF Document Ventilator Care By LPN'S 01/2011
Adobe PDF Document Wound Care:  Role of the LPN 01/2011

 

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Adobe PDF Document Changing Gastrostomy Tube - The Role of the LPN
Adobe PDF Document Changing Supra Pubic Catheters by LPN
Adobe PDF Document Esophageal Temperature Probe Insertion
Adobe PDF Document Filling a MEDISET - The Role of the RN and LPN
Adobe PDF Document Holding Medications for Dialysis
Adobe PDF Document Pain Management
Adobe PDF Document Range Orders
Adobe PDF Document Suture Removal