unlicensed assistive personnel


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unlicensed assistive personnel

health care workers who are not licensed but are prepared to provide certain elements of patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse. Unlicensed assistive personnel include patient care technicians, nurses' aides, and certified nursing assistants.

unlicensed assistive personnel

(pĕr-sŏn-nĕl′),

UAP

Unlicensed health care personnel who work under the direction of a registered nurse. In addition to delivering direct patient care, they may take blood samples, provide respiratory treatments, or keep track of medical records. Some UAPs are multiskilled. Each state regulates UAP practice independently.
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Series publication, provides an explanation of principles and relevant strategies for practice in situations in which RNs delegate tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel.
At the present time, 22 states expressly permit dialysis technicians or unlicensed assistive personnel to administer heparin as ordered to initiate or terminate a hemodialysis treatment.
STATE LAWS AND/OR REGULATIONS GENERALLY ALLOWING PHYSICIAN DELGATION TO UNLICENSED ASSISTIVE PERSONNEL (UAPs) Alaska 12 Alaska Admin.
A comparison of wait times and patients leaving without being seen when licensed nurses versus unlicensed assistive personnel perform triage.
Bartner M, McLaughlin FE, Thomas SA: Use of unlicensed assistive personnel by hospitals.
American Nurses' Association position statement on registered nurse utilization of unlicensed assistive personnel, NAS Newsletter, 10(2), 10-12.
Delegation of school health services to unlicensed assistive personnel.
AD/Diploma prepared RNs, LPNs and unlicensed assistive personnel work under the direction of a School Nurse providing high quality nursing care to our state's pupils.
Delegation of nursing care activities to unlicensed assistive personnel shall comply with the following criteria:
In June of this year, the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA) released a pivotal resource, Delegation and Supervision, Guidelines for Registered Nurses Working with Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (2009a).
This clarification confirmed that Georgia law is consistent with the laws of the vast majority of states regarding delegation of injections to unlicensed assistive personnel.
According to Policy 60-02, these students are considered by the Board to be unlicensed assistive personnel, and are to be identified by the title "nursing student extern" and wear a name badge with the title clearly visible.