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Decision Tree

Is the nursing-related activity within the LNA Scope of Practice?

No
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Do not perform activity.

Yes
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Has the nursing-related activity been delegated to you by a RN, APRN or LPN?

No
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Do not perform until activity is delegated to you.

Yes
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Do you have the knowledge and competency to perform the nursing-related activity?

No
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Do not perform until knowledge and competency are gained.

Yes
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Does the facility/agency have a policy and procedures that support the nursing-related activity?

No
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Do not perform until appropriate policy and procedures are established.

Yes
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Are you prepared to accept the responsibility to perform the nursing-related activity?

No
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Notify your supervisor.

Yes
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The nursing-related activity is within the scope of practice of the LNA.


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