ana capital update,
april 30th 2007
legislating assistive personnel to administer medication
is the use of assistive personnel, trained to administer medications the best approach in promoting safe, quality care during a nursing shortage?
currently there are eleven states which permit the administration of medications in select settings by assistive personnel, given completion of the required training, and in 2007, nine additional states have introduced legislation to authorize the practice. some nurses say they are happy to give this "task" away
. but is medication administration a task, and what does delegation to assistive personnel mean for the nurse?
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