Nursing law

Q1 According to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia) Act 2010 continuing professional development (CPD) is a requirement to be met when renewing your registration as an Enrolled Nurse. Access the NMBA Guideline and Registration Standard for Continuing professional development. Give three examples of activities you could undertake to meet the requirements for 20 hours of CPD.
Q 2 “Nurses are required to undertake continuing professional development (CPD)”. List the support for this statement from the for Standards for Practice: Enrolled Nurses (2016) (including the Standard(s) and the indicator(s)) and the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Code of Ethics for Nurses 2012 (including the element(s)) for ongoing self and professional development.
Q 3 Explain one positive and one negative impact that these requirements may have on your nursing practice and identify the implications of non-compliance.
Q 4 There are five core registration standards set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). In 50 words each, briefly describe the following standards:
1. Criminal History registration standard
2. English language skills registration standard.
Q 5 Read the NMBA Fact sheet – Recency of practice and answer the following question.
Which two (2) of the following nurses have met the requirements for recency of practice:

Q 5 Read the NMBA Fact sheet – Recency of practice and answer the following question.
Which two (2) of the following nurses have met the requirements for recency of practice:

 Leon has been in England for two years working in an emergency department. He kept his Australian registration with the NMBA current during that time.
 Angela had to take several years off to care for a sick child and is now ready to return to work. She has worked for 400 hours over the last 5 years and maintained her CPD requirements.
 Burt has been teaching in the enrolled nursing course at TafeSA for the last 5 years in a full-time position.
 Sherie who originally trained as a nurse, has been working as a massage therapist for 5 years, but didn’t keep her registration with the NMBA current during that time.
Q 6 Read the NMBA Policy for re-entry to practice for nurses and midwives and complete the following question.
Define re-entry to practice and outline the timeframes that apply.
Q 7 Match the following nursing organisations with what they do.
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
Maintain registers of nurses and midwives as well as developing standards, codes and guidelines for the nursing and midwifery profession
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
Promote the industrial, political and professional status of nurses and midwives.
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
Develop standards for nursing education in Australia and ensure training organisations meet these accreditation standards
Q 8 Select two responses from the list below to complete the following statement:
The second edition of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (2017), produced by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care…
Select two (2)
a) Contains 10 standards
b) Aims to protect the public from harm and to improve the quality of health service provision
c) Only applies to managers, not nurses caring for people
d) Includes standards related to preventing and controlling healthcare associated infections and communicating for safety
e) Is not used for accreditation of health services
Q 9 The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia) Act 2010 aims to protect the public by enabling:
Select three (3) correct answers
a) Nursing students to be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
b) Regulation of the fees charged by health services
c) The setting up Tribunals to investigate complaints about health practitioners
d) A national register of health practitioners that the public can access
e) Educational programs to be accredited for massage therapists

Q 10 An enrolled nursing student is undertaking a Clinical Placement in a Residential Aged Care Facility. The Registered Nurse (RN) on duty knows the nursing student is about to graduate as an Enrolled Nurse (EN). The RN is extremely busy and asks the student if she has performed a female catheterisation as part of her course. The student tells the RN that she has performed it once in a simulated situation (on a mannequin). The RN asks the student if she could help her out by performing a catheterisation unsupervised on one of the female residents.
Locate the Decision Making Framework (DMF) A4 nursing summary guide on the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia website.
Using this chart, determine if it would be appropriate for the student to proceed with this procedure. Provide an explanation for your decision at each step on the chart:
1. Identify client need/benefit
2. Reflect on scope of practice and nursing practice standards
3. Consider context of practice/organisational support
4. Select appropriate, competent person to perform the activity
Q 11 Access the Fact Sheet: Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) arrangements and identify the four (4) PII arrangements that a nurse can engage in



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