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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?

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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