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for my mom a few years ago, and myself and my siblings just loved the hospice nurses. It would have been much harder to deal with our mom's passing without them. We are forever grateful.ReplyReply to Comment
Collapse SubdiscussionShawndre DeppShawndre DeppTuesdayMay 26 at 12:22pmManage Discussion EntryTasks that can be deligated in my work enviornment to ledsser-paid emplyees are tasks that do not require the level of critical thinking or assessment skill of the RN. these would be tasks liek emptying an NGt where there is not risk of impending infection with the task, I feel taht oneof the problems with bedside nursing is that alsmost all tasks beside toielting and ADLs are task that lay on the nurse to complete. I feel that some task get conveluted when many people are involved. such as a patient that is an aspiratino risk and needs the HOB up at 90 degrees before intake, although it is our jobs we will find the Aide feeding our patients with the hob up and yet we ar who does the documentation. Documentatin of patient turs is a task that can be delegated to what is called "lift team", which is a group of CNa tht round in the hospital and turn patients every two hours that have risk of skin breakdown. Other tasks that Ifeel can be done are things liek blood sugar checks, which the policya this point is taht only Rns and LVNs can do. I was told tthat years ago the CNA's were also able to check blood sugars in their scope of practice, but I don't know how true that is. We often get caught up as nurse to do everything ourselves because we are responsible for the documentation. oYolanda CraftYolanda CraftThursdayMay 28 at 4:36pmManage Discussion EntryHello Shawndre and thank you for your response. As Registered Nurses we have an autonomous scope of practice and it does not require any supervision, however, the Licensed Vocational Nurse has a guided scope of practice that requires supervision. I agree with your opinion regarding certain task and how to many people often are repeating these task. Certified Nursing Assistant's at my job can be trained to give certain immunizations as long as it is ordered by the doctor and a RN is present for assistance. CNA's do not work off of standing or verbal orders. As Registered Nurse's we are responsible for what and if anything happens toour patients, therefore, documentation, is very important.Edited by Yolanda Crafton May 28 at 4:36pm
ReplyReply to CommentCollapse SubdiscussionMontserat BesongMontserat BesongThursdayMay 28 at 10:04amManage Discussion EntryAs a nurse, I do not think there is any work in my environment that is redundant or unnecessary, but I do believe they are certain jobs that could be done by a lesser paid employee. Some things like Cleaning the rooms, stocking the rooms, transporting patients, and getting meal trays can and should be done by lesser paid employees, such as CNA and LPN. Ido not think I am better than the LPN and CNA I work with but think how