Delegation by Registered Nurses Report

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Running head: DELEGATION BY REGISTERED NURSESDELEGATION BY REGISTERED NURSESName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Notes
1DELEGATION BY REGISTERED NURSESExecutive SummaryThis report providesa description of the roles and responsibilities of registered nurses. Amongthese roles, the most important and complex is the ability to carry out effective delegation. Thecomponents of effective delegation are accountability, responsibility and authority. Theregistered nurses are responsible for effective delegation of nursing tasks to appropriate andskilled personnels with the aim to enhance favourable patient outcomes. Moreover, effectiverapport building is also essential in enhancing the quality and the performance output of the teammembers. This involves providing respect, generating trust and providing status equity allmembers of the team.
2DELEGATION BY REGISTERED NURSESTable of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Delegation........................................................................................................................................4Accountability..............................................................................................................................5Responsibility..............................................................................................................................6Authority......................................................................................................................................7Theme: Conflict between registered nurse and team members.......................................................8Conclusion.....................................................................................................................................10Reference List................................................................................................................................11
3DELEGATION BY REGISTERED NURSESIntroductionA registered nurse is defined as a graduate trained nurse, who has obtained the licensefrom state authorities after qualifying in the license registration process. According to theNMBA, a registered nurse is defined as an individual who has qualified a particular education,demonstrates the necessary skills required for practice and is registered under the “HealthPractitioner Regulation Law as a registered nurse in Australia” (Nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au,2018). The roles and responsibilities of a registered nurse are performing physical exams, andmaintaining health histories of patients, carry out health promotion, provide counselling as wellas education. Registered nurses are also involved in administering medications, provideinterventions, carry out analysis of patient data and showcase critical decision making skills,carry out co-ordination of care with a large number of healthcare professionals, supervise thecare provided by, enrolled nurses, license practical nurses and other nurse aides and also carryout research in order to contribute to evidence based care (Salmond & Echevarria, 2017, pp. 12;Flinter, Hsu, Cromp, Ladden & Wagner, 2017, pp. 287). Registered nurses function in a widevariety of settings like hospital, medical offices, nursing homes, ambulatory care setting,community health clinics, schools, among others (Rondinelli, Omery, Crawford & Johnson,2014, pp. e108).The most complex responsibility that needs to be effectively carried out by registerednurses is delegation (Hasson, McKenna & Keeney, 2013, pp. 229-235). The registered nurseshave the responsibility of understanding the needs of the patient and in turn delegate thenecessary activities to the care givers. These care givers then under the efficient supervision ofthe registered nurse carries out the necessary activities that form a part of the care plan for the
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