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°18.ID: 8482553037The nurse calls a health care provider to question a prescription written for a higher-than-normal dosage of morphine sulfate. The health care provider changes the prescription to a dosage within the normal range, and the nurse documents the new telephone prescription in accordance with the agency’s guidelines in the client’s record. Which other statement does the nurse document in the nursing notes? The health care provider was called to clarify the prescription for morphine sulfate. CorrectThe health care provider made an error in the written prescription for morphine sulfate.The health care provider was called to correct an error in the dosage of morphine sulfate.
An incorrect dosage of morphine sulfate was prescribed and the health care provider was notified.°Rationale: The nurse needs to document a factual, descriptive, and objective statement that does not include words indicating that an individual made an error or performed an incorrect action or procedure. If a health care provider’s prescription must be questioned, the nurse should record that clarification regarding the prescription was sought.°Test-Taking Strategy: Eliminate the options that are comparable or alike in that they indicate that the health care provider made an error in writing a prescription. These options contain the words “error” or “incorrect.” Review: the principles of documentation.°Reference: Cherry, B., & Jacob, S. (2008). Contemporary nursing issues: Trends & management(4th ed., pp. 388-390). St. Louis: Mosby.°Cognitive Ability: Applying°Client Needs: Safe and Effective Care Environment°Integrated Process: Nursing Process/Implementation°Content Area: Ethical/Legal °Giddens Concepts: Health Care Policy, Pain°HESI Concepts: Health Policy/Systems—Health Care Policy, Pain Awarded 1.0 points out of 1.0 possible points. °19.ID: 8482553097The charge nurse on the 11 pm–to–7 am shift is gathering the nursing staff together to listen to the 3-to-11 pm intershift report. The charge nurse notes that a staff member has an odor of alcohol on her breath, slurred speech, and an unsteady gait and suspects alcohol intoxication. Which is the most appropriateaction for the charge nurse to take?