Which interventions are within the scope of practice for the LPN/LVN being supervised by the nurse? The nursing care plan for the client with dehydration includes interventions for oral health.
A. Remind the client to avoid commercial mouthwashes. B. Encourage mouth rinsing with warm saline. C. Assess lips, tongue, and mucous membranes D. Provide mouth care every 2 hours while the client is awake E. Seek dietary consult to increase fluids on meal trays.
Remind client to avoid commercial mouthwashes. Encourage mouth rinsing with warm saline. Assess lips, tongue, and mucous membranes Provide mouth care every 2 hours while client is awake
The LPN/LVNs scope of practice and educational preparation includes oral care and routine observation. State practice acts vary as to whether LPN/LVNs are permitted to perform assessment. The client should be reminded to avoid most commercial mouthwashes that contain alcohol, a drying agent. Initiating a dietary consult is within the purview of the RN or physician.