Delegation (Does this task require TAPE? Teaching, Assessment, Planning,…
Does this task require TAPE? Teaching, Assessment, Planning, Evaluation
Is my PT stable?
No: Do not delegate.
5 Rights of Task Delegation:
Who can I ask to perform this task?
Assist in implementation of care plan interventions
Admin meds (no IV or blood)
Routine procedures that do not require critical thinking (EKG, glucose, foley, wound/ostomy care)
Collect data that would contribute to an assessment (auscultation) but NOT a full assessment
Stable PT w/ chronic, predictable outcomes
All UAP duties
Feeding (no RF aspiration)
I/O (no IV)
Right task...Is it within their scope?
Right supervision... evaluate the completion of the task
Right circumstance... Is your PT stable? Is the LPN short-staffed?
Right direction/communication...Explain in a clear, straightforward way how to perform the task and what your expectations are.
Right person... Do they have experience to perform the task?
Yes: Do not delegate.