A charge nurse on a pediatric unit has just been informed of a potential admission from the emergency department. Of the following nurses, which should be assigned to admit the patient?

A nurse who recently discharged two patients

Explanation

•After discharging two patients, this nurse is free to take on additional patient assignments.

•Incorrect: A pediatric patient with no visitors requires frequent monitoring and assessment.

•Incorrect: A complex dressing change requires time from the nurse, leaving her unable to admit a new patient.

•Incorrect: A patient with multiple GI bleeds requires frequent assessment.

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