Emergency Contraceptive Pills - Decision Support Tools (DSTs)

As per the Health Professions Act, the provision of progestin-only Emergency Contraceptive Pills (ECP) by registered nurses became a Registered Nurse Initiated Activity Without an Order (RNIA). This RNIA requires that nurses who provide ECP without a physician/NP order do so by following employer-based training and an approved decision support tool (DST). For more information about RNs acting without an order, please refer to page 10 of CRNBCs Scope of Practice for Registered Nurses.

A PDF copy of the ECP DST, developed by the Provincial Contraceptive Management Working group in May 2009 and revised by the Contraceptive Management Community of Practice in January 2012, can be found below.

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