Short-Stay Patients: Delegation to LPNs and Unlicensed Staff

May 8, 2014 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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When caring for short-stay patients in long-term care settings, certified nursing aides (CNAs) can provide certain nonskilled services under nurse supervision. However, a service that is ordinarily considered nonskilled could be considered skilled if, for example, the patient's condition poses a high risk for complications.

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