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Environmental Health

The primary dictum for registered nurses, as health care professionals, is First, do no harm. In the increasingly complex environment in which health care is delivered today, registered nurses are the premiere advocates for the safety and quality of:

  • Patient care
  • Registered nurses and other health care workers
  • Health care practices and products

According to Standard 17 of the Standards of Professional Nursing Practice found in Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 3rd Edition, “The registered nurse practices in an environmentally safe and healthy manner.”

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