Labor and Delivery unit
After reading Chapters 19 and 20, please read the following scenario and respond to the questions with rationale from the textbook and/or other readings or references. It is worth 7.5% of your grade and it does have to be in APA format with at least 2 scholarly references (within 5 years) in APA format. Your response needs to be 400-500 words in length. Do not write in first, second, or third person (I, me, we, you they, he, she, it, this that, they, their, etc.). No response to another student is needed. The assignment is due November 9 @1159 PM.
The 7 PM to 7 AM RN who usually works on the Adult Medical/Surgical unit is told to report to the Labor and Delivery unit as it is their turn to float to another unit. The RN has not taken care of a patient in labor since nursing school 5 years ago. The unit supervisor on the L & D unit has assigned this RN to 2 patients in active labor. The floating RN states they are uncomfortable in this situation since it has been 5 years in caring for this type of patient. The unit supervisor says, “Don’t worry – you just need good basic nursing assessment and nursing skills.”
Respond to the question: Should the RN take the assignment?
If your answer is “yes”: State the rationale using support from the textbook or other references. If you have additional questions for the RN or the supervisor, please include those in your response.
If the answer is “no”: State the rationale using support from the textbook or other references. Give an alternative action in your response.