The charge nurse considers both patient-related and staff-related factors when making daily assignments. All of the following are patient-related factors EXCEPT

  • mechanical ventilation use.
  • complex medication regimen.
  • isolation precaution requirements.
  • nurse-to-client ratio.
Number 4 is correct.
Client-related factors include mechanical ventilation use, a complex medication regimen, and isolation precaution requirements. Nurse-to-client ratio is a staff-related factor.