Facing a shortage of epic proportions, the nursing community needs to plan how we can continue to accomplish nursing care while assuring the public access to safe, competent nursing care. Many nurses today do not feel comfortable with delegation. Therefore, nurses often find themselves in a "I'll just do it myself" mentality that does not serve our patients in the most efficient manner.
Delegation is a process that, when used appropriately can result in safe and effective nursing care, while increasing patient satisfaction. Delegation is a skill that must be practiced to become proficient. This course will teach nurses practical skills and principles behind effective delegation.
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- Delegation Defined:
- American Nurses Association (ANA), 2012
- National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), 2006
- ANA & NCSBN, 2006
- Goals of Delegation
- Delegation Key Terms
- Legal Authority
- Organizational Accountability
- Five Rights of Delegation
- Hersey’s Situational Leadership Model
- Understand the nurse practice acts of their states
- Understand the delegation standard related to individual job descriptions
- Understand the policies of the healthcare facility
- Function within their state’s regulatory guidelines
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on nursing practical skills and principles behind effective delegation.
- Define delegation as it related to Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP)/Unlicensed Nursing Personnel (UNP)
- Identify the five rights of delegation
- Recognize strategies that can be used to effectively delegate
Contact Hours: 1 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Nurses and Nursing Home Administrators
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Financial – Shirley Aycock is employed by HomeCEU and receives a salary. She also receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service