Ppl Ch 20

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  • 1. 
    Delegation is defined as getting work done through others or as directing the performance of one or more people to accomplish organizational goals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Any individual who is to function in an assistive role (may or may not be certified or trained):
    • A. 

      Designator

    • B. 

      Employee

    • C. 

      Unlicensed Assistive Personnel

    • D. 

      Designatee

  • 3. 
    National Council State Boards of Nursing defines _______________ as: transferring to a competent individual the authority to perform a selected nursing task in a selected situation
  • 4. 
    Delegation should be used for: (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Reducing the work load of an RN by giving any other employee half of his/her tasks for the day

    • B. 

      Assigning routine tasks and tasks for which the manager does not have time

    • C. 

      Problem solving

    • D. 

      Building capability in subordinates

  • 5. 
    Activities that CAN NOT be delegated include: (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Activities that require professional judgment

    • B. 

      Assisting with feeding

    • C. 

      Health counseling

    • D. 

      Teaching

    • E. 

      Direct patient care activites

  • 6. 
    Activities that might be delegated to LPN/LVN include:
    • A. 

      Counseling a patient regarding options for infertility treatment

    • B. 

      Administering blood products

    • C. 

      Administering an opioid for analgesia

    • D. 

      Updating RN assessments and Teaching from the care plan

  • 7. 
    The RN always bears the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the nursing care provided by dis or her team members exceeds minimum safety standards.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Reasons subordinates resist delegation include: (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Lack of guidance

    • B. 

      Duties not clearly defined

    • C. 

      Fear of failure

    • D. 

      Incentives are inadequate

    • E. 

      The purpose behind the task was communicated