delegation question

  1. We are in Texas. RN gives pt narcotic for pain relief and then leaves for a 2-hour meeting. Can a LVN evaluate pt's response to pain medication? I couldn't find the answer on the nursing board website.
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  3. by   kat7ap
    I would say absolutely. It doesn't matter who gave the med in the first place, so an RN or LVN can reassess the pt. later.