Know your competence
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Know your competence

Marc Cornock @Academiclawyer2 Qualified nurse, academic lawyer and senior lecturer at the Open University

As a student, what should I do if I am asked to perform tasks outside of my competence?

When a qualified nurse asks you to perform a task, two things must be agreed: the delegator must be sure they are acting appropriately, including making sure you are competent to carry out the task, and you have to be sure you are competent to perform the task.

Nursing Standard. 32, 4, 28-28. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.4.28.s26

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