Role Of Delegation In Nursing

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The Nurse Practice Act defines the process of Delegation as Authorizing an unlicensed person to provide nursing services while retaining accountability for how the unlicensed person performs the task. It does not include situations in which an unlicensed person is directly assisting a RN by carrying out nursing tasks in the presence of a RN (Texas Board of Nursing). The nurse must consider patient safety as priority while assigning task to LPN/ Unlicensed Nursing Assistant. The five rights of delegation that is right task, the right person, the right circumstances, the right directions and communication by RN and right supervision by RN can help guide Registered Nurse in assigning patient care to LNP and UNP. The Registered Nurse must also…show more content…
According to The Rule §224.8 Delegation of Task the rule states “(5) personal hygiene and elimination, including vaginal irrigations and cleansing enemas” this task can be assigned to the UAP. The nurse was administering morning medications to one of he patient, when the other assigned patient needed help ambulating to bed side commode for elimination. The nurse assigned the UNP to help the patient with bedside commode. Before assigning the task, the nurse communicated with the UAP about the patient surgical history, patient physical strength, and safety precaution while assisting the client. Once the task was completed by the UNP, the nurse assessed the patients and patient bed for safety and provided positive feedback to the…show more content…
Nurses are always exposed to situations or often interact with others where their values or belief might contradict with others. Conflict can often lead to distress and increases stress in the workplace environment, however if handled appropriately it can promote growth and understanding amongst the staff. One example of conflict observed at unit 18 tower at Chi St Luke’s Hospital is as follows. Staffing and scheduling is the number one conflict that the management has to address on the regular basis. One nurse on the unit was upset with her schedule for coming week. As per the nurse she requested off for that day, however she was still scheduled to work that particular day. She talked to the nurse manager about the situation, however the nurse manager responded that the time frame for requesting off was too short and the schedule was made prior to the request. However, the nurse said she did notify the manager about her unavailability for the particular day. The nurse manager explained the policy to the nurse and recommended the nurse to communicate with other nurses who must be willing to change schedule for the particular day. The nurse communicated with other nurses about her situation and requested for favor for work for the particular day. One of the nurse

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