Which of the following MUST be done by an RN and not a nursing assistant?


•An RN must admit the patient from the PACU.

•Ambulation post-op day 1 should be done by a licensed RN to ensure patient safety.

•Patient teaching is not within the scope of practice for a nursing assistant.

•Suctioning can not normally be done by a nursing assistant. In some states, it may be allowed if they have had additional training, but  in general, this is not within the scope of practice.

•Normal skin care and ambulation on post-op day 4 can be safely delegated to the nursing assistant.

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