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).

Document Title
Abandonment of Patients
Acupuncture Procedures Performed by APRNs
Advisory Opinion Process
Analgesia by Catheter Techniques : ( Epidural, Intrathecal, Interpleural, Perineural )
Anesthesia Epidural
Anesthetic Agents Administered by RNs for Limited Purposes : Airway Management or Peripheral Nerve Block
Apheresis Donor: Role of the LPN
Assessing Patient-Client Conditions - The Role of The RN
Blood Cell Salvage - Role of the RN
Bone Marrow Aspiration & Biopsy
Cardiac Electrophysiology Related Procedures Performed by RN's
Central Line Insertion by Registered Nurses
Central Venous Catheter Insertion/Removal for Adult Population by RNs
Certified Nurse Midwives Ordering Regional Analgesia in Labor Management
Cervical Ripening Agents and Prostaglandin Suppositories
Chest Tubes: Removal of Pleural and Mediastinal Chest Tubes
Chronic Hemodialysis in an Ambulatory Care Facility: The Role of the LPN
Contrast Media Injection Into Coronary Arteries
Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Chronic Pain
Debridement, Conservative Sharp Wound
Decision Tree
Deep Sedation For Mechanically Ventilated Patients
Delegation of Nursing Tasks by RN/LPN
Determination of Death: Role of RN/LPN
Distance Education
Dual Profession and Dual Health Care Licensure/Certification
Endoscopic Procedures: The Role of the RN
Epidural Analgesia By Nurse Anesthetist
External Jugular Cannulation for Peripheral IV and/or Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter
Fetal Spiral Electrodes
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy for Screening Purposes
Foot Care
Immunization Administration by Using A Nursing Protocol in an Ambulatory Setting
Informed Consent
Infusion Therapy-Venipuncture: The Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse
Intra Aortic Balloon Removal
Intradermal, Subcutaneous , and Submucosal Infiltration of Local Anesthetic Agents: Role of the Nurse
Intranasal Administration of Versed (Midazolam) for Treatment of Signs & Symptoms of Acute Seizure Outside the Clinical Setting
Intraosseous Cannulation
Intrauterine Pressure Catheters
Intrauterine/Intracervical Insemination
Intravenous Administration of Radiologic Contrast Media
Intraventricular Implanted Devices Temporary Intracranial Catheters
Intubation-Endotracheal and the Use of Advanced Airway Devices-The Role of the RN
Ionizing Radiation for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Purposes
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB) Fill
Low-Dose Continuous IV Ketamine Administration For Treatment of Intractable or Chronic Pain, or Depression
Lumbar Puncture
Medical Esthetic Procedures Performed by Licensed Nurses
Moderate Sedation/Analgesia
Nitrous Oxide Administration
Nurse Practitioner Description of Role and Functions
Off Label Prescribing Drugs, Devices and Therapeutics
Orders: Accepting, Transcribing, Reviewing Orders
Pacemaker Wires: Removal of Temporary
Palliative Sedation at End of Life
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Insertion, Suturing, Maintenance, Removal and Verification of Tip Placement
Preceptorship For Pre-Licensure - Students
Pre-Hospital Nursing
Prescriber Use of the Controlled Substance Prescription Monitoring Program (CSPMP)
Prescribing Buprenorphine and/or Providing Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders
Prescription Medication Renewals Using a Nursing Protocol in an Ambulatory Setting
Pulmonary Artery (PA) Catheter Removal
Punch and Shave Biopsies Performed by RNs
Registered Nurse First Assistant - RNFA
Role of the Advanced Practice RN: Treating and Prescribing of Medications to Self and/or Family
Role of the Clinical Instructor- Faculty Supervision
Sheath Removal, Placement of Mechanical Compression Devices, & Deployment of Vascular Closure Devices
Stress Testing - Pharmacological
Subcutaneous Infusion
Supervision of LPN By Registered Nurses
Supervision of Unlicensed Nurse Externs By Registered Nurses
Suture Mediated Closure Devices
Treating Self Family and Others
Trigger Point Injection, Intraarticular Joint Injection, and Facet Joint Injection
Tumescent Lidocaine Injection: Role of the RN
Ultrasounds: Limited Obstetric, Gynecologic and Reproductive
Use of Simulation in Approved RN/LPN Programs
Vaginal Speculum Exam and Specimen Collection
Ventilator Care By LPNs
Wound Care: Role of the LPN
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Statement of locations where all notices of the meetings of the Arizona State Board of Nursing will be posted.

Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02(A)(1)(a), the Arizona State Board of Nursing will post all notices of the meetings of the Arizona State Board of Nursing Meetings and any of its committees and subcommittees on the Board's website at Notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.