In addition, the Nursing Practice Act, Chapter 441, deals with the ability of nurse anesthesiologists to practice independently and without medical supervision. The Board of Nursing has adopted an administrative rule, N 8, which talks to nurse anesthetists and other advanced nurses who work with doctors. A provision in N 8 requires nurse anesthesiologists to document their collaboration with a physician. To address surveillance and cooperation between nurse anesthesiologists, some Wisconsin hospitals prefer to address these guidelines through their statutes. An effective approach is presented below to deal with the situation in which anesthesia is provided by an anesthesiologist of the nurse who practices independently (without direction or medical control) but who is involved in cooperation. Since 2013, several states have seen advances in pharmacists` ability to work with physicians and other prescribing physicians to provide cutting-edge patient care. Dentists or chiropodists are examples of these other providers. The Wisconsin Board of Nursing has adopted administrative provisions relating to the interpretation of the APNP Act. These are available in N 8 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
The Wisconsin Medical Society, in particular, has informed its members that nursing anesthesiologists, who are also APNs, can practice without medical supervision. . . .