Entrusting Caregivers With Nursing Tasks
Delegation occurs when a caregiver performs certain medical tasks in place of a nurse. Not every agency can provide delegated care. It requires nurse management for both safety and legal reasons. At CHCS, our nurses personally know and trust our caregiver’s knowledge and abilities. They verify their skills in person and then fill out paperwork with the State of Washington enabling our caregivers to perform medical tasks. Skills are re-verified every 90 days in accordance with state laws.
We believe that there is no substitute for knowledge and experience. Safety and integrity are essential values that we hold, and our goal is to never put your or your loved one at risk. We will never delegate a task that we believe would be best accomplished by a nurse. That being said, when it is appropriate and best for you, we will delegate caregivers for the tasks listed below.
WHAT CAN BE DELEGATED
Administration of oral, topical, inhaled medications, suppositories, and eye drops
In and out catheters (straight catheter)
Blood glucose monitoring and Insulin pen injections
Simple non-sterile dressing changes
DID YOU KNOW?
Medication errors are the #1 avoidable medical misstep in the United States.
SAVE RESOURCES WITH NURSE DELEGATION
Financial resources are often a deciding factor in being able to stay home or not. Aging, degenerative
diseases, and certain injuries often require more intensive care, and the cost associated with that care can be limiting.
Having delegated caregivers provide care is one way to make funds go further. If you would like to speak with
someone about nurse delegated care, click the button below.