Competency and Knowledge Requirements  


    Board of Nursing

    64B9-17.003: Competency and Knowledge Requirements


    Notice is hereby given that the following changes have been made in accordance with subparagraph 120.54(3)(d)1., F.S. to the proposed rule, published in Vol. 31, No. 11 of the March 18, 2005 issue of the Florida Administrative Weekly. The changes reflect additional amendments to the proposed rule that have been made since a Notice of Change was published in Vol. 32, No. 15 of the March 14, 2006 issue of the Florida Administrative Weekly. These additional changes were made to address concerns expressed by the Board. The additional changes were approved by the Board at its April 5, 2006 meeting. After the changes are made to the affected parts of the rule, those parts of the rule will read as follows:

    Subsection (1)(c) of rule 64B9-17.003 will now read as follows:

    (c) The registered nurse must have successfully completed a program in conscious sedation developed by the institution or by an approved continuing education provider. The content of that program must, at a minimum, be eight hours in length, contain information on the definitions, knowledge, education and competency requirements in this rule, including the continuum of levels of sedation, and on drugs used during conscious sedation, including reversal agents, their actions, side-effects and untoward effects, manufacturer package insert, and assessment and monitoring of the patient receiving the medication. The program must also address recognition of emergency situations, institution of appropriate nursing interventions, and evaluation of physiologic measurements, such as respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, cardiac rate and rhythm, and the patient's level of consciousness.

    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Joe Baker, Jr., Acting Executive Director, Board of Nursing, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C07, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3259.

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