A nurse is working with a new, unlicensed nursing assistant. When caring for a diabetic patient with dehydration, which tasks can be delegated to the NA?


• Tasks that are routine with an expected outcome can be delegated to unlicensed staff. This includes providing oral care, normal skin care, assisting with ambulation, and testing urine

• Unlicensed personnel can perform noninvasive procedures or tasks including finger sticks. However, always check with your facility to verify their particular protocol

• Unlicensed personnel cannot administer medication

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