Five Rights of Delegation

Right Task

  • What is safe to delegate?
Right Circumstances
  • The needs of the patient are known
  • There are resources available
  • Appropriate setting
Right Person
  • The skills of the individual performing the skill are appropriate
Right Direction & Communication
  • Clear concise directions
  • Report given back to the nurse
Right Supervision
  • Monitor the delegate
  • Evaluate performance
  • The delegator remains responsible for the patient's care regardless of who performs it