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The charge nurse is preparing to assign a staff member to assist the healthcare provider planning to perform a lumbar puncture on a 9-month-old infant who is irritable and has an elevated temperature. Which staff member would be the best one to assist in this procedure?

▸ An RN who graduated from nursing school 6 weeks ago

▸ A UAP with 9 years of experience in caring for elderly clients

▸ A UAP with 2 years of experience on a pediatric unit

▸ An LPN who has been licensed for 4 years but has only worked on the unit for 2 weeks
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A UAP with 2 years of experience on a pediatric unit

The UAP has 2 years of experience working with infants and children and would be the best choice for holding the infant during the procedure.

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