Delegation in Healthcare


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Delegation in Healthcare
A recent nursing graduate has been assigned to work with an unlicensed health care worker (UHCW) in a busy surgical ward. They have six patients allocated to them on a morning shift. The newly graduated registered nurse (RN) directs the UHCW to assess the patients vital signs while completing their personal hygiene care and write the results on a piece of paper for the RN to enter into the observation charts later. At 1000 hours a surgeon while completing their rounds asks the RN for the latest vital signs of one patient who has been experiencing decreased urinary output and a high diastolic pressure over the past twelve (12) hours. The RN is not able to supply the vital signs as they have not been assessed by...
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