Leadership / Delegation Question #11
The nurse is assigning duties to the unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) for am care. Which client would be most appropriate for the nurse to assign the UAP?
- A middle-aged client who had a lobectomy 2 days ago.
- An adolescent receiving chemotherapy for leukemia
- A skilled nursing home client admitted for chest pain related to myocardial infarction.
- A client with emphysema who is wearing oxygen per nasal cannula and has mild shortness of breath on exertion.
The most appropriate client to assign to a UAP is the one with emphysema and has oxygen. The condition is chronic and the client is stable according to the options provided. Selection A is incorrect since a licensed nurse needs to assess frequently for airway, comfort, anxiety. Selection B is incorrect because chemotherapy will required monitoring for adverse effects. Selection C is incorrect because licensed nurse is required to closely monitor and assess.