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nurse91

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Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:08 am

hey there,

i need help with a nursing scenario. It's all to do with delegating roles effectively. I'm a bit confused as to how you would go about delegating roles in the below scenario. If anyone could help that would be GREAT! thank you!!

Scenario:

You are a registered nurse on the afternoon shift on a short stay (24hours) surgical ward. One other RN, an EN and three AIN’s are also on duty. The NUM is off sick and the other RN is acting as well as taking a patient load. The ward is full: there are 22 patients, 10 of whom went to surgery in the morning, and 8 are going on your shift. Half of these patients have Intravenous access and antibiotics at some time during your shift.

Thanks again!

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Aug 07, 2013, 09:45 pm

I'm not a RN just yet but I have a suggestion. Are the EN's medication endorsed? Because if theyre not you will need to arrange the staff so the RN's are able to do all meds. Perhaps the EN's and AIN's could respond to any of the calls, take the vital signs as required and what not while the two RN's oversee the work of the EN & AIN's?

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Aug 22, 2013, 02:05 pm

50% is your answer.

RN1: 11 patients, 1 EN and 1 AIN"s.

RN1: 11 patients, 2 AIN's.

Just remember, just cos 10 patients went to surgery, doesnt mean they will get back all at the same time. You have to prioritize accordingly as they come back to the ward one by one. You have to use common sense. One RN wont like it if they had 15 patients and the other, just 7. It has to be split even, and fair.

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