Certainconsiderations come into play when a nurse is delegating a role tounlicensedstaff. First the nurse has to understand the safety of thepatient is not at risk. This is because the staff has to bewell understoodand the one who is going to check on the patient. In every singlerule in the Medicare industry, the utmost importance is the safetyand ensuring the patient is at peace and well and sound[ CITATION Jus12 l 1033 ].

Thecompetence of the staff should also come into play. Though the onebeen delegatedthe duties is not licensed, they should have enough experience withthe patient and should also have past knowledge in helping thepatient. The nurse should understand the nurse governing council inthe state they operate and to stick to the rules and abide by it.Failure to this is a clear fail and also breaking thelaw[ CITATION Est14 l 1033 ]. Theprinciple of respondent superior dictates that incaseof a problemthe nurse will take the responsibility and not the one delegated.This shows that just because it is an emergency the delegating ofroles and also the accountability of actions matters most to thenursing officer.In that,there is aneed to ensure that there istransparency and that the patient needs to distinguish between favorand urgent matters[ CITATION Rah08 l 1033 ].

Itis for this reason that the nurse has to check if the third policyinsurance has beenrectified.The one is delegating the nursing also has to be ensured to help andhave minimal losses in the event of any mishap. The employer has tohave a different insurance cover that will also be helpful to thestaff.


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