NURS 3325 Delegation

NURS 3325 Delegation
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  • Sure Amy. I don't mind helping you with Mr. Smith. 
  • Mr. Smith is able to ambulate to the bathroom he just needs help getting up with his IV. We are recording his I&Os so please make sure to measure his urine and record it on his patient sheet, ok? Thank you. 
  • Nurse's Station
  • Hey Jake, are you available to help me with a patient? Mr. Smith in room 11 needs to use the bathroom and I need to go give another patient medication right now. 
  • Hi Mr. Smith, my name is Jake and I am a UAP helping your nurse today. She has told me you need to go to the bathroom. 
  • Call don't fall
  • It was no trouble at all. Everything went well. Let me know if you need anything else.
  • Jake, thank you so much for helping me. How did everything go? I saw you recorded his output. You did a great job!
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  • Nurse's Station
  • Delegating skills is an important skill that nurses use everyday. Delegation is transferring responsibility of performing a task to another staff member but still being held accountable. Delegation is important for providing efficient and quality care. It is crucial the nurse considers the five rights of delegation. 
  • Proper delegation also helps the RN to not become stressed. If the RN in this example did not delegate the task then she would have to leave one of her patients waiting while she was caring for another. This can be frustrating and stressful for both the patient and the nurse.  
  • It is important the nurse evaluates the UAP's performance and patient outcomes. When delegation is done correctly, job efficiency, enrichment and productivity are all improved.
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