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Delegation Survey Analysis
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Lesson 3.1 Discussion Forum Delegation Survey Analysis Abstract The inefficiency of nurse: patient ratio necessitates the help of nursing assistants. However, their presence is not the only thing important. The registered nurses should be able to effectively manage the assistants.
Even then, there are still various challenges with the compliance of these rules. Summary of Survey Response Because of the current demands in nursing care that cannot be satisfied by the number of registered nurses (RNs), both the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) suggest delegation of tasks to nursing assistants to provide efficient healthcare service to patients. Despite allowing others of specific tasks, it does not free RNs from the responsibility toward their patients. This implies that I delegate only the ones that are allowed to be passed onto unlicensed practitioners, such as basic nursing tasks not needing the use of judgment, I should be aware of the competencies and abilities of the person to whom the task is delegated in order to determine whether or not he or she is capable of doing the task, and I am still accountable as to the outcome of the delegated task. Because the outcome is by law still my responsibility, I should be available to supervise, and intervene once the task is not done properly. Another important aspect of delegation aside from the communication and supervision of the task is evaluation of the performance of the delegated task. This makes way for learning and adjustment from both the RN and assistant, so that any mistakes or inefficiencies can be corrected in the future. ...
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