BCCNP monitors and regularly revises the DSTs (at least every four years and as necessary) based on best practices. The information provided in DSTs is considered current as of the date of publication. BCCNP-certified nurses (RN(C)s) are responsible for ensuring they follow the most current DSTs.
The DSTs are not intended to replace the RN(C)'s professional responsibility to exercise independent clinical judgment and use evidence to support competent, ethical care. The RN(C) must consult with or refer to a physician or nurse practitioner as appropriate, or whenever a course of action deviates from the DST.
You will find all of the DSTs for each certified practice area below.
Eye Assessment— pediatric
Eye Assessment — pediatric