Delegated Nursing Roles and Responsibilities- A Guide for Families and People Who Have Complicated Medical Needs

Families and People Who Have Complicated Medical Needs have options to consider in getting their home care needs met.  Sometimes nursing tasks are needed but nurses are not always available or necessary to perform tasks.  It is important that Ohioans understand the option of using Delegated Nursing when deciding how to get their care needs met.  Delegated Nursing is a service option that allows unlicensed direct support professionals to complete tasks that would normally be completed by a nurse. The Ohio Nursing Collaborative created this guide that provide explanations of the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved when choosing to use Delegated Nursing.

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Ohio COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Governor DeWine addressed the state on Friday, Dec. 4, in a press conference, sharing information about vaccine distribution in Ohio.

Initially, there will be a limited number of vaccines available, and Ohio is committed to making it widely available for those who want to receive it as quickly as possible as shipments arrive. In conjunction with the recommendations of medical experts from ACIP and NAESM, Ohio has identified who will be among the first to receive those very early shipments in Phase 1A, should they choose to be vaccinated:

•Healthcare workers and personnel, who are routinely involved in the care of COVID-19 patients

•Residents and staff in nursing homes

•Residents and staff in assisted living facilities

•Patients and staff at state psychiatric hospitals

•People with developmental disabilities and those with mental illness, who live in group homes or centers, and staff at those locations

•Residents and staff at our two homes for Ohio veterans

•EMS responders

Using all the tools available to help prevent the spread of the virus continues to be critical until a substantial number of Ohioans can be vaccinated. Continuing to wear masks and social distance will reduce your chance of being exposed to or spreading the virus. Proper prevention measures coupled with the vaccine will provide the best protection from COVID-19.

As vaccine supply increases, the state will continue to vaccinate Ohioans who choose to receive it.

Vaccine Related Resources

Ohio Department of Health

•COVID-19 Vaccine Information Pandemic

•COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

•Vaccinate with Confidence

•Different COVID-19 Vaccines

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Study Seeking Parents of Kids With Medical Complexities

What’s the purpose of the study? Researchers hope to help parents of children with complex medical conditions with home care through an interactive voice technology mobile app.

Who can take part in this study? Parents of children who have been diagnosed with a complex medical condition such as (but not limited to):

• Cystic fibrosis • Encephalopathy • Chronic pulmonary disease • Cerebral palsy • Down syndrome • Diabetes

More information here