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Should drug admin be delegated to HCAs?


Seeing as most nursing homes do what they like and appear to be getting away with it, they might as well let carers give out meds as well as all the other nursing tasks they are already performing. But isn't that the whole idea of having carers in the first place? To eventually get rid of nurses as nurses and keep the select few as managers. Pay carers less and reduce the cost. And the RCN are playing along with this game by pushing for registration of HCAs. So effectively they will be nurses just not called nurses.

Posted date

3 February, 2012

Posted time

10:20 am