Nursing Delegation, Setting Priorities, and Making Patient Care Assignments

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  • Copyright: 2010-04-12
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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

Contributorsp. V
Prefacep. VI
Acknowledgmentsp. IX
About the Authorsp. X
List of Patient Descriptionsp. XII
p. 1
Concept of Delegationp. 1
Perspectives on Delegationp. 3
Principlesp. 3
Assignmentp. 4
Standardsp. 7
Competencep. 9
Supervisionp. 10
Accountabilityp. 11
Authorityp. 12
Responsibilityp. 16
Delegated Activitiesp. 17
Direct Patient Carep. 18
Indirect Patient Carep. 18
Underdelegationp. 18
Overdelegationp. 18
Organizational Accountability for Delegationp. 19
Chain of Commandp. 21
Critical Thinking and Decision Makingp. 23
Decision-Making Process and Delegationp. 27
p. 35
NCSBN Delegation Decision-Making Tree and the Five Rightsp. 35
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing Delegation Decision-Making Treep. 36
The Five Rights of Delegationp. 39
Regulationp. 40
Knowledge and Skills of Delegationp. 45
Powerp. 45
Responsibilities of Health Care Team Membersp. 47
Nursing Manager Responsibilityp. 48
Registered Nurse Responsibilityp. 48
New Graduate Registered Nurse Responsibilityp. 49
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Responsibilityp. 49
Nursing Assistive Personnel Responsibilityp. 52
Delegation Suggestions for RNsp. 54
p. 65
Effective Communicationp. 65
Trends in Society that affect Communicationp. 66
Elements of the Communications Processp. 67
Communication Skills and Delegationp. 68
Interpersonal Communicationp. 69
Communication Skillsp. 69
Culture and Delegationp. 73
Communicationp. 75
Spacep. 75
Social Organizationp. 75
Timep. 75
Environmental Controlp. 76
Biological Variationsp. 77
The Professional Role of the Nursep. 77
Potential Barriers to Communicationp. 80
Genderp. 81
Angerp. 82
Status Differencesp. 83
Incongruent Responsesp. 84
Conflictp. 85
Thought Distortionsp. 86
Overcoming Communication Barriersp. 87
Avoiding Groupthinkp. 87
Roles in Communicationp. 90
Destructive or Difficult Behaviorsp. 91
Myers-Briggs Personality Typesp. 93
Workplace Communicationp. 94
Communicating with Supervisorsp. 96
Communicating with Co-Workersp. 99
Communicating with Health Care Practitionersp. 101
Crew Resource Managementp. 105
p. 115
Time Management, Setting Priorities, and Making Assignmentsp. 115
General Time Management Techniquesp. 117
Outcome Orientationp. 118
Analysis of Nursing Timep. 118
Value of Nursing Timep. 118
Use of Timep. 119
Activity Logp. 120
Creating more Timep. 120
Effective Use of Available Timep. 124
Setting Priority Patient Outcomesp. 124
Patient Handoff Report, Shift Action Plan, and Making Assignmentsp. 131
Making Assignmentsp. 134
Making Patient Care Roundsp. 136
Evaluating Outcome Achievementp. 140
p. 155
Legal Aspects of Patient Care and Delegationp. 155
Sources of Lawp. 156
Public Lawp. 157
Constitutional Lawp. 157
Criminal Lawp. 158
Administrative Lawp. 158
Civil Lawp. 161
Contract Lawp. 161
Tort Lawp. 163
False Imprisonmentp. 173
Resources for Safe, Legal, and Ethical Nursing Practicep. 175
State Nurse Practice Actp. 175
Policies and Procedures of the Institutionp. 175
Good Samaritan Lawsp. 175
Good Communicationp. 176
Ethical Behaviorp. 181
Risk Management Programsp. 185
Malpractice/Professional Liability Insurancep. 190
Nursing Risk in Litigationp. 191
Nurse-Attorney Relationship in a Lawsuitp. 194
p. 207
NCLEX-RN Preparationp. 207
NCLEX-RNp. 208
Sample Questionsp. 210
Exit Examinationsp. 213
Predictors of NCLEX-RN Successp. 213
NCLEX-RN Review Books and Coursesp. 213
Knowledge, Anxiety Management, and Test-Taking Skillp. 215
Organizing your Reviewp. 216
NCLEX and Medication Guidesp. 219
ARKO Strategies and ABC-Safe-Comfort Tipsp. 219
Glossaryp. 237
Indexp. 239
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