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Chapter 01

Delegation and Supervision

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Nurses delegate certain nursing tasks and activities to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP), such as? patient care technicians (PCTs) or nursing assistants (NAs).
What is the process of transferring to a competent person the authority to perform a selected nursing task or activity in a selected patient care situation. Delegation
Five rights are followed when delegating and supervising a nursing task or activity to a UAP: Which are? Right task Right circumstances Right person Right communication Right supervision
The nurse is always responsible for the task or activity that is? delegated.
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the integration of best current evidence to make decisions about patient care. It considers the patient’s? preferences and values, as well as one’s own clinical expertise.
Quality Improvement (QI), sometimes called evidence based practice improvement (EBPI), ensures patient? SAFETY by systematically reviewing procedures, processes, and care to continuously improve the care and safety for patients.
The KSAs have specific tools to measure QI, including? root cause analysis and impacting changes in care processes.
Nurses are active participants in the systematic QUALITY IMPROVEMENT process in their? health care agency.
Informatics involves using information and technology to? communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
INFORMATICS and technology are used for patient? documentation, electronic data access, and health care resource tracking.
Nurses play a key role in promoting SAFETY and preventing errors, including? “missed nursing care.”
Created by: lisallisa