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Nursing Delegation, Setting Priorities, and Making Patient Care Assignments, 2ND EDITION, is the ideal book to build the diverse skills needed in today's world of nursing, where many institutions rely on nurses to safely delegate critical tasks in the delivery of quality patient care. This book explores the elements of decision making which nurses use most and highlights the importance of communication, time management, and accountability.
Table of Contents
|About the Authors||p. X|
|List of Patient Descriptions||p. XII|
|Concept of Delegation||p. 1|
|Perspectives on Delegation||p. 3|
|Delegated Activities||p. 17|
|Direct Patient Care||p. 18|
|Indirect Patient Care||p. 18|
|Organizational Accountability for Delegation||p. 19|
|Chain of Command||p. 21|
|Critical Thinking and Decision Making||p. 23|
|Decision-Making Process and Delegation||p. 27|
|NCSBN Delegation Decision-Making Tree and the Five Rights||p. 35|
|The National Council of State Boards of Nursing Delegation Decision-Making Tree||p. 36|
|The Five Rights of Delegation||p. 39|
|Knowledge and Skills of Delegation||p. 45|
|Responsibilities of Health Care Team Members||p. 47|
|Nursing Manager Responsibility||p. 48|
|Registered Nurse Responsibility||p. 48|
|New Graduate Registered Nurse Responsibility||p. 49|
|Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Responsibility||p. 49|
|Nursing Assistive Personnel Responsibility||p. 52|
|Delegation Suggestions for RNs||p. 54|
|Effective Communication||p. 65|
|Trends in Society that affect Communication||p. 66|
|Elements of the Communications Process||p. 67|
|Communication Skills and Delegation||p. 68|
|Interpersonal Communication||p. 69|
|Communication Skills||p. 69|
|Culture and Delegation||p. 73|
|Social Organization||p. 75|
|Environmental Control||p. 76|
|Biological Variations||p. 77|
|The Professional Role of the Nurse||p. 77|
|Potential Barriers to Communication||p. 80|
|Status Differences||p. 83|
|Incongruent Responses||p. 84|
|Thought Distortions||p. 86|
|Overcoming Communication Barriers||p. 87|
|Avoiding Groupthink||p. 87|
|Roles in Communication||p. 90|
|Destructive or Difficult Behaviors||p. 91|
|Myers-Briggs Personality Types||p. 93|
|Workplace Communication||p. 94|
|Communicating with Supervisors||p. 96|
|Communicating with Co-Workers||p. 99|
|Communicating with Health Care Practitioners||p. 101|
|Crew Resource Management||p. 105|
|Time Management, Setting Priorities, and Making Assignments||p. 115|
|General Time Management Techniques||p. 117|
|Outcome Orientation||p. 118|
|Analysis of Nursing Time||p. 118|
|Value of Nursing Time||p. 118|
|Use of Time||p. 119|
|Activity Log||p. 120|
|Creating more Time||p. 120|
|Effective Use of Available Time||p. 124|
|Setting Priority Patient Outcomes||p. 124|
|Patient Handoff Report, Shift Action Plan, and Making Assignments||p. 131|
|Making Assignments||p. 134|
|Making Patient Care Rounds||p. 136|
|Evaluating Outcome Achievement||p. 140|
|Legal Aspects of Patient Care and Delegation||p. 155|
|Sources of Law||p. 156|
|Public Law||p. 157|
|Constitutional Law||p. 157|
|Criminal Law||p. 158|
|Administrative Law||p. 158|
|Civil Law||p. 161|
|Contract Law||p. 161|
|Tort Law||p. 163|
|False Imprisonment||p. 173|
|Resources for Safe, Legal, and Ethical Nursing Practice||p. 175|
|State Nurse Practice Act||p. 175|
|Policies and Procedures of the Institution||p. 175|
|Good Samaritan Laws||p. 175|
|Good Communication||p. 176|
|Ethical Behavior||p. 181|
|Risk Management Programs||p. 185|
|Malpractice/Professional Liability Insurance||p. 190|
|Nursing Risk in Litigation||p. 191|
|Nurse-Attorney Relationship in a Lawsuit||p. 194|
|NCLEX-RN Preparation||p. 207|
|Sample Questions||p. 210|
|Exit Examinations||p. 213|
|Predictors of NCLEX-RN Success||p. 213|
|NCLEX-RN Review Books and Courses||p. 213|
|Knowledge, Anxiety Management, and Test-Taking Skill||p. 215|
|Organizing your Review||p. 216|
|NCLEX and Medication Guides||p. 219|
|ARKO Strategies and ABC-Safe-Comfort Tips||p. 219|
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