A client on neutropenic precautions is being cared for by a health care team. What role in patient care would be appropriate for the licensed practical nurse (LPN)?


•An LPN can administer PO antibiotics.

•An LPN is not able to administer IV medications like chemotherapeutic agents without special IV certification.

•Even a registered nurse is not able to administer IV chemotherapy medications without special certification.

•The role of determining which isolation precaution to initiate and to screen visitors for communicable diseases is the role of the registered nurse.

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