Fundamentals Question #1
You are the registered nurse in charge. Which client assignment will you delegate to the LPN?
- An older adult client who has returned from radiology after an x-ray.
- A client awaiting transfer from the emergency room to the unit for drug overdose.
- A lethargic client with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus.
- A client who is receiving a blood transfusion on the inclient unit.
Answer A is the correct option. The older adult client is stable and has only routine procedures. This client can be delegated to an LPN. The client waiting to be transferred from the emergency room to the unit for a drug overdose is incorrect because an admission history and assessment is to be done by an RN. Also, this client is not stable. A lethargic client with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus is incorrect because the client is not stable and will require close monitoring of blood glucose levels, which requires critical thinking and interpretation. The client receiving a blood transfusion is incorrect because the LPN cannot begin a blood transfusion. RNs are required to initiate the blood transfusion.