NCLEX-RN Question 12

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Q: You are caring for a patient with esophageal cancer. Which task could be delegated to a nursing assistant?

1. Assist the patient with oral hygiene
2. Observe the patient’s response to feedings
3. Facilitate expression of grief or anxiety
4. Initiate daily weighing

Correct Answer: 1
Oral hygiene is within the scope of duties of the nursing assistant. It is the responsibility of the nurse to observe response to treatment and to help the patient deal with loss or anxiety. The nursing assistant can be directed to weigh the patient but should not be expected to know when to initiate that measurement. Focus: Delegation

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