Home Health Nurses and the Agencies that employ them interact with the state Nurse Practice Act in the provision of care. Scope of practice regulations for health professions are intended to protect clients from the risk of harm of being treated by an unqualified individual (Cox & Foster, 1990). Do you know how Colorado defines delegation for the RN?
What is nurse delegation? Do all states have nurse delegation regulations?
How does the Health Department create and enforce nurse delegation rules?
Do all home health agencies have the same policy and procedure for nurse delegation?
What tasks may be delegated? What’s the role and responsibility of the delagatee?
What tasks MUST be delegated? Can a task be rescinded?
After completing this course, you will know the answers to these questions and more. 2 CEUs.