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3. And the outcomes of that delegation. A registered nurse shall act, within his/her generic and continuing education and experience to: a. Systematically assess health status of individuals and groups and record the related health data b. Analyze and interpret said recorded data; and make informed judgments there from as to the specific problems and elements of nursing care mandated by a particular situation c. Plan and implement nursing intervention which includes all appropriate elements of nursing care, prescribed medical or other therapeutic regimens mandated by the particular situation, scientific principles, recent advancements and current knowledge in the field d. Provide and coordinate health teaching required by individuals, families and groups so as to maintain the optimal possible level of health e. Evaluate outcomes of nursing intervention, and initiate change when appropriate f. Collaborate, communicate and cooperate as appropriate with other healthcare providers to ensure quality and continuity of care g. Serve as patient advocate, within the limits of the law (Massachusetts Board of Nursing, 2014” And, that an LPN “may delegate nursing activities to other administratively assigned healthcare personnel provided; that the delegating licensed practical nurse shall bear full responsibility for: 1. Making an appropriate assignment 2. Adequately teaching, directing and supervising the delegate(s) 3. The outcome of that delegation: all within the parameters of his/her generic and continuing education and experience 4. A licensed practical nurse participates in direct and indirect nursing care, health maintenance, teaching, counseling, collaborative planning and rehabilitation, to the extent of his/her generic and continuing education and experience in order to: a. Assess an individual's basic health status, records and related health data b. Participate in analyzing and interpreting said recorded data, and making informed judgments as to the specific elements of nursing care mandated by a particular situation c. Participate in planning and implementing nursing intervention, including appropriate healthcare components in nursing care plans that take account of the most recent advancements and current knowledge in the field d. Incorporate the prescribed medical regimen into the nursing plan of care e. Participate in the health teaching required by the individual and family so as to maintain an optimal level of healthcare f. When appropriate evaluate outcomes of basic nursing intervention and initiate or encourage change in plans of care 58
g. Collaborate, cooperate and communicate with other healthcare providers to ensure quality and continuity of care (Board of Registered Nursing, 2013)” The Massachusetts Rules and Regulations further define terms related to delegation and supervision, identify criteria for delegation, and specify activities that must not be delegated.

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