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14. Delegation: a. Delegation involves the transfer of responsibility for the performance of an activity to another person while retaining accountability for the outcome. Used appropriately, delegation can result in safe and effective nursing care. Delegation can free the registered nurse (RN) to focus on assessment and development or revision of the nursing care plan. Delegation allows the RN to attend to more complex patient care needs, develops the skills of nursing assistive personnel, and promotes cost containment for the health care organization. The RN determines appropriate nursing practice by using nursing knowledge, professional judgment, and the legal authority to practice nursing (In delegating, the RN must ensure appropriate assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Decision making about delegation is a continuous process. b. entrust (a task or responsibility) to another person, typically one who is less senior than oneself . 15.Three types of hygiene care: a.Partialb.Completec.Self-Care 16. IADLs 17. 2 methods of hand hygiene a. Soap and water
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b. Alcohol based hand sanitizer 18. What is Student Liability? a. As a student nurse, you are responsible for your own acts, including any negligence that may result in patient injury. Moreover, you are held to the same standard of care as an RN. You are also responsible for being familiar with facility policies and procedures. 19.Good Samaritan Laws 20.Intrapersonal Characteristics of Nurses 21.Three examples of National Patient Safety Goals: a.Identify patient correctlyb.Improve staff communicationc.Medication safetyd.Infection preventione.Fall prevention f.Pressure ulcer prevention
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