Which of the following patients is most appropriate to assign to a licensed practical nurse?

A stable 16-month-old with clubfoot


•Stable patients are appropriate assignments for LPNs so they can give oral medications and provide care.

Incorrect options:

•Newly admitted patients require closer monitoring and should be assigned to an RN. Admission assessments and should not be delegated.

•A patient receiving chemotherapy should always be assigned to an RN, due to the need for administration of IV chemotherapeutic agents, IV medications, and focused assessments.

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