In Jan 2022, the Journal of Nursing Regulation published an article entitled: Analysis of Nurse Practitioners’ Educational Preparation, Credentialing, and Scope of Practice in U.S. Emergency Departments.
The summary: “Due to the variability in educational preparation, NPs should not perform independent unsupervised care in the ED regardless of state law or hospital regulations.” This unequivocal statement contradicts the rhetoric of NP leadership which insists that NPs should be allowed to practice virtually anywhere and everywhere without supervision.
Today I’m joined by family physician Christopher Garofalo, and radiologist and PPP board member Phil Shaffer to discuss this important paper.
Analysis of Nurse Practitioners’ Educational Preparation, Credentialing, and Scope of Practice in U.S. Emergency Departments Lavin, R et al. Journal of Nursing Regulation , Volume 12, Issue 4, 50 – 62