Delegating in Nursing

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Effective Delegating in Nursing

Delegating is an important skill to hone in nursing. One of the important facts of delegating is to understand who to delegate to and when. There are many different disciplines available to nurses that can help provide personalized patient centered care. This paper will discuss the importance of delegating to improve the quality of interdisciplinary care in a clinic setting. Background The patient in this scenario is a young Latina woman, who is pregnant and developmentally delayed. The client is currently living with her boyfriend and has missed or arrived late to several appointments crucial to her pregnancy. The reason the patient is in the clinic is because of a recurring urinary tract infection or UTI. She had previously been prescribed something for her UTI two months earlier; however the infection is back because she claims the medication made her sick so she stopped taking it. The nurse practitioner or FNP is discouraged by her behavior. The reason being, she felt she had gone to great lengths to communicate to the client to call if she was having problems with taking the medication. She is also worried about the ability of the young mother to care for her baby after it is born because she has very little support, and her boyfriend will be working two jobs. Because of these issues she believes it may be necessary for the patient to be transferred to a high risk clinic. How to be a Successful Leader
It is imperative as the nursing supervisor to make certain all resources available to staff are being used to help with the care of the patients. To ensure this is happening, she could approach the FNP in a positive and respectful manner to make sure she is using her teamwork and delegation skills. As stated on a NOVA blog page for nurses, (Thompson, 2006, para. 1), “The number-one quality a good nurse manager must have

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