Leadership / Delegation Question #1

Question

The nurse delegates which task to an unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) for a new admission with a history of seizures? (Select all that apply)

Answers

  1. Instruct the UAP to retrieve Valium 5 mg for intravenous infusion and place at bedside.
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  2. Instruct the UAP to document which type of seizure may occur.
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  3. Instruct the UAP to bring suction supplies for the nurse to set-up.
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  4. Instruct the UAP to apply seizure precaution padding to side rails.
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Overview

Explanation

The UAP may be delegated to gather supplies such as suction materials for nurse to set-up, and may apply appropriate padding or blankets to side rails for seizure precautions. Selections A and B are inappropriate since the UAP is not licensed for retrieving IV Valium or to assess which type of seizure may occur.

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