Integrate leadership and management principles and attributes in nursing practice
You are assigned to six patients on the medical surgical unit working with a LPN/LVN and share a CNA with another RN. You are receiving report for your patients and need to identify what activities you will be assigning, delegating, supervising, and prioritizing for the shift.
Given the various scenarios these patients find themselves in, the intervention of LPNs and CNAs could prove critical. Therefore, LPNs will be assigned to situations that do not need close supervision. Therefore, LPNs will deal with client numbers 2, 5, and 6. On the other hand, CNAs can deal with client numbers 1, 3, and 4 because they will work under the supervision of doctors and other qualified nurses.