I work as a 2nd shift nurse in a LTC facility. 24 residents with 3 scheduled CNAs but half the time actually having only 2 CNAs. We use electronic charting and recently management added that a skin assessment be done for every resident every shift. I objected because an assessment is a nurse specific task and would take 3 hours or more every shift. Management responded by changing it to skin check every shift and said I could delegate it to CNAs. It is listed on my treatment record as a skin check. There is no space or button I can click that would show this as a designated task. I have the choice of putting my initials on the form as completed, hold( I must explain why it was held), or refuse(again I have to explain the refusal). I asked management to move this to the CNA documentation sheet and they refused. They said I must sign or be subjected to disciplinary action and termination of employment. There are items on my treatment record that are delegated to CNAs that I already sign for, such as bed in low position, foley leg bag changed to overnight bag and draining properly, and TED stockings removed at bedtime. I thought that since I can verify those tasks were performed that it was okay to sign for them My objection to signing for skin checks is that I can't verify that they were done. Has anyone else had similar problems? How did you resolve this? I understand my electronic signing of the MAR and TAR as legal documents. I am not comfortable saying a skin check was done when I can not verify it.