E. Purposes Of The Nurse Practice Act In Illinois, the Nurse Practice Act has a purpose to ensure that every nurse practicing in the state of Illinois meets the minimum requirements for safe practice in nursing. The Nurse Practice Act in Illinois is a set of regulations that help guide me as to how to conduct myself in a professional manner. Within the Nurse Practice Act it outlines rules for me to follow such as nursing delegation, mandatory reporting, as well as explain the boards definition used throughout the act. E1. Scope Of Practice
TASK 1- C304 10 The Illinois General Assembly (2105) states that “Practice as a registered professional nurse means the full scope of nursing, with or without compensation, that incorporates caring for all patients in all settings, through nursing standards recognized by the Division, and includes all of the following and other activities requiring a like skill level for which the registered professional nurse is properly trained” To discuss the scope of practice in greater detail the Illinois General Assembly goes on to describe a Registered Nurse to be able to develop a plan of care that is integrated within the patient centered health care plan. In this plan a Nurse is to establish nursing diagnoses and set goal to meet the patients identified health care needs. While doing this a nurse much determine nursing interventions, as well as implement nursing care through the ordered procedures prescribed by an authorized healthcare professional. The Registered nurse must administer medication or delegate the administration of medication to an appropriated licensed practical nurse as well as delegate nursing interventions to implement the plan of care. The Registered Nurse must facilitate in the “maintenance of safe and effective nursing care rendered directly or through delegation” The Illinois General Assembly (2105). The Illinois General Assembly also goes on to state that the registered nurse much advocate for his or her patients as well as communicate and collaborate with other health care professionals. The Registered nurse must facilitate education to his or her patients and evaluate responses of interventions and their effectiveness in the plan of care. The Illinois General Assembly (2105) also states that a registered nurse must “Participating in development of policies, procedures and systems to support patient safety. (Section 60-35 of the Act)” along with The procurement and application of new knowledge and technologies.” E2. Rules For Effective Delegation
TASK 1- C304 11 The State of Illinois defines delegation as “means transferring to an individual the authority to perform a selected nursing activity or task, in a selected situation” American Association of Medical Assistants (2018). The AAMA also goes on to say that “A registered professional nurse shall not delegate any nursing activity requiring the specialized knowledge, judgment, and skill of a licensed nurse to an unlicensed person, including medication administration.” The Illinois Nurse act also says that once a nurse has delegated an appropriate task, the receiving individual may not go on to delegate the task to another individual. However,
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