Published Mar 2, 2005
I'm new to this site I was hoping to find a nurse who is willing to be interviewed for a paper I have to write on delegation. The nurse has to have at least 2 years experience. I don;t know any nurses and the nurses at the hospital are always busy and don't have time to answer questions. I have around 15 questions that I can e-mail if someone can Please take the time to help a future nurse.
Any information will be greatly appreciated
Thankes sooooo much,
Why not post the question on the discussion board? I'll answer them if you do.
Why not post the question on the discussion board? I'll answer them if you do.The Veridican
I am new to the discussion board and was not sure if that would be ok
Here are the questions.
a)how long have you been a nurse
b)what is your preparation? Diploma. associate degree,BSN,MSN
c)how long have you been at your facility?
2.Describe this clinical setting:
a)what type of patients
b)what are the most common reason for admission?
c)what is normal staffing pattern?
d)is it inpatient/outpatient
3.What non clinical, management skill would you like to see addressed in nursing school, and in general , hoe would this have helped you?
4.Describe 2 situations which this skill would have helped you.
5.Describe any othe skills (personal clinical,management) that would have helped you if it had been tought in nursing school.
6.What do you delegate?
a)give 3 task you are usually comfortable delegating.
b)why do you chose those task?
c)tasks you would absolutely not delegate other that giving meds)
7.To whom do you delegate
a)what would you delegate to another nurse?
b)what do you delegate to nursing care assistance?
c)what would you delegate to a unit secretary?
8.how do you communicate the delegation assignment?(please give examples)
9.How do you know if the delegated assighnment is done, done correctly, and adequetly/reported?
10.What do you do if delegated duty is not done properly?
11.Have you seen tasks delegated that should not have been? What tasks, and whydo you believe that?
12.have you ever delageted tasks and later realized you should not have?
13.How would you summerize your experience with delegation?
14.Is there any other advice about delegation that you would give student nurses?
ADN with B.Sc. in Liberal Arts, just started an MSN program
MI, angina, CP, CHF, CABG recovery, PTCA recovery
4 pts to 1 nurse
Interpersonal communications; dealing with negative people, arrogant MDs
Sorry, not enough time to answer (This questionaire is way too long to be a useful tool)
Sorry, not enough time to answer
ADL care, bathing, feeding, phlebotomy, EKG testing, information management tasks
same as above
the techs are qualified, and it's in their job discription
Any kind of assessment, including manual BPs
Techs (same as CNA, but with a few more skills)
Anything. For instance if I am going to lunch, I trust the other nurses to provide any care needed while I'm gone.
See above list
Chart preparation, order inputs, consultations
verbally. Sorry, not enough time to answer
Do it myself
I have not seen any.
Yes. I have asked techs to draw blood, only to have to do it myself when they stuck the pt 3+ times and still didn't hit a vein. I've had to repeat EKGs because "qualified" techs didn't know where to place the electrodes.
I don't like it. I'd rather have 2 pts and do everything.
Don't worry too much about it. Most of what can and can't be delegated is clearly defined by job descriptions in most institutions.
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