I understand that the RN can delegate tasks to the LPN or CNA depending on the patient's status and task. (Don't delegate if you can Evaluate, Assess, and Teach). If I was the nurse of a toddler with an unrepaired cardiac defect and the charge nurse got a call from lab about the toddler's K+ level of 5.7 mEq/L. The charge nurse notices that it is of priority to remove all sources of dietary K+ from the child's dinner tray. Who would the charge nurse appropriately delegate this task to? (RN, LPN, CNA, Nursing student intern)
Originally, I was thinking CNA because it only involves removing K+ food items, then I thought LPN because it may need some more knowledge of what foods contain K+. After a few more days, I reread my practice question and now I'm leaning to RN because it is a priority. I was also thinking, what if it involves a new teaching to the parent/patient as to why I have to remove the K+ foods. I keep going in circles.