eBook - ANA's Principles for Delegation by RNs to UAPs
ANA’s Principles for Delegation by Registered Nurses to Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) is designed to provide overarching principles and relevant strategies for practice in situations where registered nurses (RNs) delegate tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP).
ANA’s Principles for Delegation by Registered Nurses to Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) is designed to provide overarching principles and relevant strategies for practice in situations where registered nurses (RNs) delegate tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP). Because ANA also recognizes that RNs practice in many settings, this document is intended to be useful for RNs practicing across the continuum of care.
RNs often delegate nursing tasks to other team members. Members of this team may include unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) and caregivers, as well as other licensed healthcare workers, such as licensed practical nurses/licensed vocational nurses (LPNs/LVNs). RNs within the healthcare team are accountable for determining the level of supervision needed and for supervising those to whom they have delegated tasks.
The dynamics of a continuously changing healthcare climate and the expectations of the nursing profession compel RNs, as members of the interprofessional healthcare team, to be vigilant and action oriented regarding nursing practice and RN delegation.
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