Ohio Board of Nursing - Nursing Practice
RN and LPN Decision Making Model
School Nurse Decision Making Model
PICC Tip Verification by RN via X-Ray Prohibited
RN and LPN Scopes of Practice
RN and LPN Practice FAQs
Transition to Practice - NCSBN Press Release
Transition to Practice White Paper by the Legislative
and Practice Committee of the Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives
Joint Regulatory Statement Regarding the Use of Protocols to Initiate or Adjust Medications
Joint Regulatory Statement on the Prescription of Naloxone to High-Risk Individuals (Updated November 2015)
Nurses and Emergency Administration of Naloxone
New Ohio Law: Determination and Pronouncement of Death
An amendment to the Ohio Nurse Practice Act (Chapter 4723, Ohio Revised Code (ORC)) authorizes certified nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and registered nurses, under specific circumstances, to determine and pronounce death. The new law is effective March 22, 2013 by the enactment of Am Sub HB 284 during the 129th General Assembly.
Click Here for the Complete Announcement
Click Here to Download Am Sub HB 284
Click Here to Download the Legislative Services Commission Final Analysis
Patient Safety Initiative - Creating a Culture of Safety and Accountability
By implementing a more comprehensive approach to practice complaints, the Board is more directly addressing and impacting patient safety. The goal is to increase patient safety through effective reporting, remediation, modification of systems, and accountability. The objectives are to:
- Increase employer reporting of information related to practice breakdowns
- Increase employer-sponsored practice remediation
- Incorporate Just Culture for the review of practice complaints
- Create a statewide patient safety database
- Assist with the development of a national patient safety database
- Increase the use of the Practice Intervention and Improvement Program, an alternative to discipline program of the Board.
NCSBN Offers Helpful Resources on Using Social Media
Nurses need to be aware of the potential ramifications of disclosing patient-related information. You are invited to use and share these resources:
Take A Quiz - Nursing and Social Media Quiz
Watch A Video - Social Media Guidelines for Nurses
Order Free Printed NCSBN Resources - A Nurse's Guide to the Use of Social Media, Social Media in Nursing: Understand the Benefits and the Risks, Common Myths and Misunderstandings of Social Media
Information Regarding Ebola
The Ohio Board of Nursing is committed to providing the public, including health care providers, with information about Ebola. Having accurate information is important for optimal care of patients, for nurse safety in managing this infectious disease, and public protection.
The Ohio Department of Health has set up a 24/7 call line for the public, staffed by registered nurses: 866-800-1404.
Links to important sources of information are listed below:
- What you need to Know about Ebola: Click here to view the Ebola infographic
- Ohio Department of Health: http://www.odh.ohio.gov
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html
- Medical Reserve Corps: http://www.ohioresponds.gov/omrc.stm
Nurses are advised to follow the regulatory standards of practice specified in Chapter 4723-4, Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). Dialysis Technicians, Community Health Workers, and Medication Aides are advised to follow the regulatory standards contained in Chapters 4723-23, 4723-26, and 4723-27, respectively. All licensees are to follow the regulations regarding prevention of disease transmission in Chapter 4723-20, OAC. To access the OAC Chapters, click on Law and Rules.
Healthcare workers are also encouraged to contact their state and/or federal associations for information.
Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Education Pilot Project
In June 2010, Ohio House Bill 198 established the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Education Pilot Project enabling 44 primary care practices (40 physician-led and 4 APRN-led) educationally affiliated with select medical or nursing schools in Ohio to implement the PCMH model of care in their practices. TransforMED, a nationally known company with a successful history of assisting primary care practices towards transformation to the PCMH model, has been contracted to facilitate several components of the Pilot Project.
Additional information regarding the PCMH Education Pilot Project can be found online at:
Introduction: Utilizing Interpretive Guidelines
Guidelines for Registered Nurse Filling and Unfilling a Client’s Gastric Band
Guidelines for Conservative Sharp Wound Debridement
Guidelines for Intrapartum Monitoring of Obstetrical Patients Receiving Epidural Infusions
Guidelines for Monitoring and Management of Epidural Infusions
Guidelines for Administration of Medications, and Monitoring
of Patients Receiving Intravenous Moderate Sedation for Medical/Surgical Procedures
Guidelines for the Care of Patients Receiving Intramuscular, Subdermal,
or Subcutaneously Injected Medications for Cosmetic/Aesthetic Treatment
Guidelines for a Registered Nurse’s Role in Emergent Intubation Performed by an Authorized Provider
Guidelines for Registered Nurse Performance of a History and Physical Examination
for Purposes of Providing Nursing Care
Guidelines for Registered Nurse Use of Devices for PICC Tip Placement Confirmation in Adult
Guidelines for Registered Nurse Role in the Care of Patients Undergoing Exercise Cardiac Stress Testing
Guidelines for Registered Nurse’s Role in the Care of Patients Receiving Intravitreal Injectable Medications