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Only RNs can delegate tasks of nursing care. Only the task is delegated; assessment and judgment cannot be delegated.
A. Assessment Components:
B. Teaching Components:
C. Written Instructions: Leave procedural guidance for the caregiver that includes:
D. Documentation Components:
E. Periodic Inspection, Supervision, and Re-evaluation:
Nurse Practice Act Rules: Standards for RN Delegation of Nursing Care Tasks to Unlicensed Persons (approved 2/12/04).
Delegation occurs in a variety of settings:
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