Practice Standards of Developmental Disability Nursing – DDNA

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Developmental disability (DD) nursing is a specialized area of nursing practice directed toward supporting persons with a developmental disability to achieve the highest possible level of positive control of their lives. Understanding that optimal health is fundamental to the capacity for positive control of one’s life, the DD nurse practices in cooperation and collaboration with other members of the interprofessional team to facilitate person-centered supports and services.

Including:

    • Developmental Disability Nursing Professional Practice Model
    • Alignment of Practice Standards with the Core Competencies on Disability in Health Care Education
    • DDNA Position Statement on Nursing Delegation

The focus of the Standards is on nursing practice provided by an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and may include nursing supervision of unlicensed assistive personnel. The Standards should be applied in compliance with respective state nurse practice acts.

Inside:

    • Establishing a Therapeutic Relationship
    • Role of the DD Nurse on the Interprofessional Team
    • Data Collection
    • Identification of Health Care Needs
    • Planning, Implementation, Evaluation
    • Role of the DD Nurse in Quality Assurance
    • Role of the DD Nurse as an Advocate
    • Role of the DD Nurse as an Educator
    • Role of the DD Nurse in Social and Community Inclusion
    • Continued Competence
    • Relevant Resources

A Publication of Developmental Disability Nurses Association - DDNA.org

Published by High Tide Press - HighTidePress.org

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