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RN Certified Practice DST - Change Request Form

NNPBC recognizes that users of Registered Nurses (RN) Certified Practice Decision Support Tools (DSTs) may, from time-to-time, notice areas that require review and revision. The Change Request Form below will allow you to submit your recommended changes to NNPBC's Professional Practice Department. Submissions are reviewed, triaged, and addressed by NNPBC’s Certified Practice Working Groups based on the information you provide and a rigorous assessment of the issue.

Before completing your submission, we ask that you:

  1. Ensure you are viewing the most up to date versions of the RN Certified Practice DSTs by refreshing (CTRL + Refresh) your web browser and/or clearing your cache. The latest versions will be available here.
  2. Refer to the online version as opposed to print versions.

Please note, in urgent circumstances when using the DSTs, users are expected to make practice decisions based on individual practice competencies and in accordance with professional standards and scopes of practice as outlined by the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

RN Certified Practice Decision Support Tool Change Request Form

We appreciate you taking the time to provide valuable information. The changes you recommend support the development and refinement of RN Certified Practice. Changes you suggest are never reviewed as inquiry into your nursing practice. Contact information is used only for the purposes of follow-up by the NNPBC Professional Practice Department and is not disclosed or shared beyond this purpose.



The probability or likelihood of harm occurring based on clinical knowledge and experience. Risk assessments are inherently subjective.



The result of a hazard that holds the potential to cause negative outcomes to a patient’s physiological, psychological, or emotional well-being. Harm encompasses individual and societal quality dimensions including considerations pertaining to equity and access to care.



The time interval that dictates when changes ought to occur to prevent untoward, preventable, or unnecessary harm and risk. Urgency is based on harm and risk assessments.

Urgent: The level of potential degree of harm is severe or moderate.
Non-urgent: Level of harm is not expected to yield negative health outcomes but could be improved based on the most recent available evidence.


Funtional Status:

A person’s ability to carry out routine activities of daily living, and the extent of participation in life situations at the time of treatment provision.


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