Unregulated health workers and the Nurse’s responsibilities
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Depends on Membership level

Unregulated health workers and the Nurse’s responsibilities

Presenter Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nurses for Nurses Network

Pam has an extensive background in clinical nursing, education, and remote area Nursing both in Australia and overseas.

As a Lawyer and Clinician, this background is brought to her role as adjunct Lecturer to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as Aboriginal Health Workers.

Pam is a Barrister at Bar (NSW) and a published author and her book “Law for Student Nurses: applied principles” is now in its third edition.

Course Content

For many years the reliance on unregulated health care workers to provide direct patient care in all environments has been questioned, reviewed and researched.  

For the Nurse, who has direct responsibility for patients, the anxieties and pressure created by reliance on these staff continues.

The legal and professional expectations on the nurse are clear.  It is a matter of education and appropriate delegation that will ensure patient safety and nullify risks of miscommunication, misunderstanding, and questions about the nurse’s responsibility.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Articulate the role and responsibility of the unregulated and registered staff
  • Identify the employer’s and the professional’s responsibilities
  • Apply the rules of appropriate delegation when giving direction for patient care
  • Implement protocols and policies that ensure patient needs and staff skills are matched