i‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ need a response to this discussion: Delegation is the tran

i‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ need a response to this discussion: Delegation is the transfer of the nurse’s responsibility for the performance of a task to another nursing staff member while retaining accountability for the outcome, (Arrington, 2021). We learned about delegation early on in nursing school and I did not realize that I would use that knowledge daily in my career. There are a few different kinds of delegation as mentioned in the discussion question for this week. Being a good delegator is one of the many characteristics that make up a good leader as well as a good overall nurse. Over-delegation is dangerous and can lead to sentinel events that will impact your license as well as all of those involved. We must be very mindful to stay within our scope of practice, as well as to not delegate above our colleague’s scope of practice as well. One example of over-delegation would be an RN asking an LPN to start a blood transfusion. In this case I would try to educate the RN that starting a blood transfusion is not within the LPNs scope of practice. Rules change from state to state and sometimes it can be hard to remember what tasks fall within your co-worker’s scope of practice. An example of under-delegation would be a nurse refusing to ask for hel‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍p while in triage with too many critical patients that need immediate assistance. I myself have been in this situation and went to the charge nurse to explain to her that although the floor was busy, I needed help in triage because the patients safety and my license would have been severely at risk that day if I would’ve continued on alone. Thankfully a manager came in early to help me the rest of the day. The last common delegation issues is the refusal to accept an assignment of legitimate delegation. One example of this would be a staff nurse refusing to take an admit even though they are the next in line for one. To handle this situation, you would need to assess their patient load at the time to ensure that the admit would be appropriate in that team of patients. Unfortunately, this type of attitude was common at my last travel assignment and the travelers most frequently were given the hardest patient load and the new admits even if they were not in line. Thankfully this is not the case at my current assignment. References Arrington, S. (2021, August 1). Assignment, delegation and supervision: NCLEX-RN. . Retrieved January 7, 2022, from

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