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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162258
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Bridging Education to Practice: Delegating to Unregulated Health Workers
Author(s):
Freeman, Norma
Author Details:
Norma Freeman, RN, MS, MBA, Nurse Consultant, Canadian Nurses Association, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, email: nfreeman@cna-aiic.ca
Abstract:
Unregulated health workers (UHWs) are increasingly being utilized in the health system, across Canada and globally. Many regulated health providers work with UHWs to provide client care. National discussion has indicated that there are similar issues across health professions. Who are UHWs? What are their competencies and how are these competencies assessed? How are tasks delegated? How are UHWs supervised? Patient safety and provider/employer liability are of paramount concern. It is critical to educate healthcare providers to work collaboratively with UHWs in today's health care system in Canada. Registered nurses are expected to delegate tasks to and supervise UHWs in today's clinical practice environments. Nurses have indicated a lack of skills to effectively delegate, as well as a lack of exposure to continuing education on delegation. As RN students are educated on practical aspects of delegation and supervision, they will work more effectively with UHWs. This will lead to positive outcomes not only for clients, but also for providers and the system. Nurses and other disciplines are currently addressing issues and strategies to enhance the collaboration with UHWs. This presentation will focus on the importance of educating RN students with the knowledge and skills to effectively delegate and supervise UHWs.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
CASN Nurse Educators Conference
Conference Host:
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Conference Location:
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Description:
Held 4 - 7 November, 2007.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBridging Education to Practice: Delegating to Unregulated Health Workersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFreeman, Normaen_US
dc.author.detailsNorma Freeman, RN, MS, MBA, Nurse Consultant, Canadian Nurses Association, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, email: nfreeman@cna-aiic.caen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162258-
dc.description.abstractUnregulated health workers (UHWs) are increasingly being utilized in the health system, across Canada and globally. Many regulated health providers work with UHWs to provide client care. National discussion has indicated that there are similar issues across health professions. Who are UHWs? What are their competencies and how are these competencies assessed? How are tasks delegated? How are UHWs supervised? Patient safety and provider/employer liability are of paramount concern. It is critical to educate healthcare providers to work collaboratively with UHWs in today's health care system in Canada. Registered nurses are expected to delegate tasks to and supervise UHWs in today's clinical practice environments. Nurses have indicated a lack of skills to effectively delegate, as well as a lack of exposure to continuing education on delegation. As RN students are educated on practical aspects of delegation and supervision, they will work more effectively with UHWs. This will lead to positive outcomes not only for clients, but also for providers and the system. Nurses and other disciplines are currently addressing issues and strategies to enhance the collaboration with UHWs. This presentation will focus on the importance of educating RN students with the knowledge and skills to effectively delegate and supervise UHWs.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T09:59:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T09:59:48Z-
dc.conference.date2007-
dc.conference.nameCASN Nurse Educators Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostCanadian Association of Schools of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationKingston, Ontario, Canadaen_US
dc.descriptionHeld 4 - 7 November, 2007.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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