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Essential Principles for Utilization of Community Paramedics
ANA's Essential Principles for Utilization of Community Paramedics provides overarching standards and strategies for the Registered Nurse and the Community Paramedic to apply when cooperating in various settings and across the continuum of care. This document seeks to promote common understanding of the Community Paramedic role and clarification of Registered Nurses' expectations of cooperation with this new role.
FTC Staff Paper: State Legislators Should Carefully Evaluate Proposals to Limit APRN Scope of Practice
The FTC staff has issued a policy paper, called Policy Perspectives: Competition and the Regulation of Advanced Practice Nurses, suggesting that state legislators should be cautious when evaluating proposals to limit APRN scope of practice. The policy paper notes the potential benefits of improved competition in the provision of primary care health services.