Professional Roles and Values

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Professional Roles & Values--Task 3
It is imperative that the FNP recognize her role to better meet the needs of the client. The nurse should meet with the FNP to explain the resources that are available at the clinic (ie: other staff members) During the meeting with the FNP the nurse should have policies on hand that have specifics of what the FNP should do in certain situations (ie: when to refer the patient to the high-risk clinic). The FNP needs to understand that while she is concerned about the patient it is her obligation to ensure the patient receives safe, quality care.
When delegating the nurse is still accountable and responsible for the nursing practice. The nurse should ensure that when they delegate the person they are delegating to is competent enough for the task. The nurse should ensure that they have provided the right directions and communication as well as the right supervision.
The nurse should delegate the patient education to the nurse with a BSN in community health. The LVN nurse should ensure that the patient understands completely all of the instructions that she has received (ie: medications). The LVN nurse could make sure that the patient understands why she has to go to the bathroom frequently and has pain during urination.
Some principles from the ANA and NCSBN joint statement on delegation are:
• The RN may delegate components of care but does not delegate the nursing process itself. The practice pervasive functions of assessment, planning, evaluation and nursing judgment cannot be delegated ("Joint statement," n.d.)
• The decision of whether or not to delegate or assign is based upon the RN’s judgment concerning the condition of the patient, the competence of all members of the nursing team and the degree of supervision that will be required of the RN if a task is delegated. ("Joint statement," n.d.)
• The RN

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