Effective Delegation In Nursing

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The article that I chose for this week relates to effective delegation in nursing practice. Delegation is an extremely important ingredient in the delivery of care provided by health care professionals. However, with delegation comes great responsibility. Licensed Nurses must always know the laws enforced by their state boards as to what levels of care can be delegated to another provider and who has the authority to perform the delegated tasks. Every state has different laws as to what services can be delegated and by whom. Nurses are required to delegate care only if the assistant is capable of the task and the Registered Nurse (RN) must follow up on the care provided as well as be available to assist or intervene if necessary. Effective

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