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The nurse cares for a client who needs a PCA pump for control of postoperative pain. Which task can the nurse delegate to the unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP)?

▸ Pushing the client button if the client is unable.

▸ Silencing the pump alarm while waiting for the nurse.

▸ Reporting specific client observations.

▸ Asking the client about level of pain.
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Clinical Nursing Skills: A Concept-Based Approach


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Reporting specific client observations.

The nurse may delegate the UAP to report specific client observations (such as reporting inadequate pain control). Pushing the client's PCA button is administering an intravenous medication and is a task for the nurse only. The UAP should not silence the PCA pump or determine the client's pain level because these involve assessment of the client's clinical situation and should not be performed by unlicensed personnel.

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