Read the case study at the end of Chapter 16 to learn more (Guido, p. 329)
Was the nurse manager in charge of 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 effectively?
Did the charge nurse retain any supervisory responsibility over the patient’s care if she delegated it to the LPN?
What role do the principles of delegation and supervision play in this situation?
What decision would you make in this situation?