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If the physician co prescription and the nurse still

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harmful, further clarification from the physician is necessary. If the physician confirms the prescription and the nurse still believes that it is inappropriate, the nurse should contact the nursing supervisor. The nurse should not continue transcribing the prescription or ask another nurse to implement the prescription. The nurse might ask the client about the medication and the dose taken at home but would not administer the medication.Test-Taking Strategy: Use the process of elimination. Eliminate the options that are comparable or alike in that they indicate that the medication would be administered. Review the nurse’s responsibilities in regard to a physician’s prescriptions if you had difficulty with this question.Reference: Potter, P., & Perry, A. (2009). Fundamentals of nursing (7th ed., p. 709). St. Louis: Mosby.Cognitive Ability: ApplyingClient Needs: Safe and Effective Care EnvironmentIntegrated Process: Nursing Process/ImplementationContent Area: Ethical/LegalAwarded 1.0 points out of 1.0 possible points. 12.12.ID: 327497549A nurse monitoring a client with a chest tube notes that there is no tidaling of fluid in the water seal chamber. After further assessment, the nurse suspects that the client’s lung has reexpanded and notifies the physician. The physician verifies with the use of a chest x-ray that the lung has reexpanded, then calls the nurse to asks that the chest tube be removed. The nurse should first:
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