– ANA definition
The individual is accountable and responsible for their nursing practice including the decision to delegate.
The organization needs to have a supportive work environment and teams to assist in care.
*Important to know you nurse practice act!
The facility may set policies
The Nurse is legally accountable and liable.
Licensure conveys both privilege and expectation.
Lack of follow through
– Its important to give clear directions, and then check in with the person you delegated or ask them to report back to you.
Willingness: Maybe they aren’t willing to do anything right now, might have a lot on their plate.
Trust: You trust they are able to do what you ask them to
– Determination of nursing diagnosis, care goals, plan, and progress
– Interventions that require professional knowledge and skill
– complexity of task
– need for problem solving and innovation
– unpredictability of outcome
– level of interaction with patient
– Critical Thinking
Make your availability clear to the person
Retain control. Follow-up as needed
Expect progress report
It takes too much time
I don’t know what they are allowed to do.
I am concerned about supervising assistive personnel.
My license is on th eline.
We’ve always done it this way.
– Comprehend the job description of individuals before delegating tasks
– Assess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the individual staff members before delegating tasks.
– Use your nurse practice act and standards for clinical practice to determine how to appropriately delegate tasks.