The nurse is working in a cardiac care unit with an LPN. A new client has just arrived. Which task is not appropriate for the nurse to delegate to the LPN?

  • manage existing IV fluid administration
  • administer IM pain medication
  • insert an indwelling catheter
  • assess response to pain medication
Number 4 is correct.
Assessment of client response to a therapeutic intervention may only be done by a registered nurse. All other tasks are within the scope of practice of an LPN.