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Delegation of Nursing Care

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ISBN-10: 1401814050

ISBN-13: 9781401814052

Edition: 2005

Authors: Patricia Kelly-Heidenthal, Maureen T. Marthaler

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The long standing nursing shortage has prompted many institutions to rely on nurses to delegate critical tasks. Delegation of Nursing Care establishes safe delegation as an indispensable skill in delivering quality patient care. The book discusses the demanding roles of a professional nurse and explores the elements of decision making nurses use most. It also highlights the importance of communication, time management, and accountability, and is designed to build the diverse skills needed in the world of nursing.
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Book details

List price: $75.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 8/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Contributors
Reviewers
Preface
Organization
Chapter Features
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
List of Patient Descriptions
Concept of Delegation
Perspectives on Delegation
Delegation
Assignment
Assignment versus Delegation
Supervision
Accountability
Authority
Responsibility
Types of Delegation
Direct Patient Care Activities
Indirect Patient Care Activities
Underdelegation
Overdelegation
Organizational Responsibility for Delegation
Chain of Command
Critical Thinking, Decision-Making, and an Ethics Test
Decision Making Process and Delegation
Case Study
An Ethics Test
Delegation Decision-Making Grid and the Five Rights
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Delegation Decision-Making Grid
The Five Rights of Delegation
State Boards of Nursing
Knowledge and Skill of Delegation
Power
Delegation Responsibilities of Health Team Members
Nurse Manager Responsibility
New Graduate Responsibility
Registered Nurse Responsibility
LPN/LVN Responsibility
UAP Responsibility
Delegation Suggestions for RNs
Effective Communication
Elements of the Communication Process
Sender and Message
Communication Channel and Receiver
Feedback and Educational, Cultural, Emotional, and Perceptual Influences
Communication and Delegation
Communication Skills
Attending
Responding
Clarifying
Confronting
Culture and Delegation
Communication
Space
Social Organization
Time
Environmental Control
Biological Variations
The Professional Role of the Nurse
Potential Barriers to Communication
Gender
Anger
Incongruent Responses
Conflict
Thought Distortions
Additional Barriers to Communication
Overcoming Communication Barriers
Helpful and Non-Helpful Roles in Communication
Destructive or Difficult Behaviors
Myers-Briggs Personality Types
Workplace Communication
Communicating with Superiors
Communicating with Co-Workers
Communicating with other Nursing and Medical Practitioners
Time Management and Setting Priorities
GeneralTime Management Techniques
Outcome or Goal Orientation
Analysis of Nursing Time
Value of NursingTime
Use of Time
Activity Log
Create MoreTime
Effective Use of Available Time
Setting Priority Patient Outcomes
Priority Traps
Considerations in Setting Priorities
More Priority Setting
Shift Report and Making Assignments
Making Assignments
Making Patient Care Rounds
Evaluation of Outcome Achievement
Legal Aspects of Patient Care and Delegation
Tort Law
Negligence and Malpractice
Do Not Attempt to Resuscitate (DNAR) Orders and Following Orders
Resources for Safe, Legal, and Ethical Nursing Practice
State Nurse Practice Act
Policies and Procedures of the Institution
Good Samaritan Laws
Good Communication
Documentation
Patient Advocacy and Ethical Behavior
Risk Management Programs
Malpractice/Professional Liability Insurance
Nursing Risk in Litigation
Common Monetary Awards
Selected Monetary Liability Limits
Other Legal Risks for the Nurse/Practitioner/Hospital
Nurse-Attorney Relationships in a Lawsuit
Glossary
Index