Which of these statements is most immediately accurate?
The RN delegates the task of taking vital signs of all the clients on the medical-surgical unit to an unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP). Specific written and verbal instructions are given to not take a post-mastectomy client’s blood pressure on the left ARM. Later as the RN is making rounds, the nurse finds the blood pressure cuff on that client’s left ARM.
A. The RN has no accountability for this situation B. The RN did not delegate appropriately C. The UAP is covered by the RN’s license D. The UAP is responsible for following instructions