A patient has been admitted to the unit due to an intentional overdose of narcotics. The patient is put on suicide precautions (1:1) and a nursing assistant is assigned to monitor him. Which of the following is correct?

This is an appropriate delegation of a task


•The nursing assistant may monitor the patient to ensure safety, but the nurse is still responsible for assessing the patient.

•Appropriate delegation of tasks is legal and does not need to be verified with a physician.

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