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Safe and Effective care EnvironmentA nursing team consists of an RN, an LPN/LVN, and a nursing assistant. The nurse should assign which of the following patients to the LPN/LVN?



A. A 72-year-old patient with diabetes who requires a dressing change for a stasis ulcer.
B. A 42-year-old patient with cancer of the bone complaining of pain.
C. A 55-year-old patient with terminal cancer being transferred to hospice home care.
D. A 23-year-old patient with a fracture of the right leg who asks to use the urinal.
Asked by Garfield, Last updated: Sep 08, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

A 72-year-old patient with diabetes who requires a dressing change for a stasis ulcer.-question: which patient is an appropriate assignment for the lpn/lvn? strategy: think about the skill level involved in each patients care. needed info: lpn/lvn: assists with implementation of care; performs procedures; differentiates normal from abnormal; cares for stable patients with predictable conditions; has knowledge of asepsis and dressing changes; administers medications (varies with educational background and state nurse practice act). (a) a 72-year-old patient with diabetes who requires a dressing change for a stasis ulcer correct: stable patient with an expected outcome (b) a 42-year-old patient with cancer of the bone complaining of pain requires assessment; rn is the appropriate caregiver (c) a 55-year-old patient with terminal cancer being transferred to hospice home care requires nursing judgement; rn is the appropriate caregiver (d) a 23-year-old patient with a fracture of the right leg who asks to use the urinal standard unchanging procedure; assign to the nursing assistant
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