Read the case study at the end of Chapter 16. (Guido, p. 329)
Did the nurse manager have the authority to supervise the patient’s care?
Was the charge nurse correct in delegating this patient’s care to the LPN, or could the charge nurse have delegated this patient’s care more appropriately?
If the charge nurse delegated the patient’s care to the LPN, did she retain any supervisory responsibility that would make her liable in this case?
How do the principles of delegation and supervision play a role in this case?
How would you rule in this situation?