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Chellemonia Chellemonia
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A nurse has administered the wrong medication to a patient. Which is the highest-priority nursing action at this time?
 
  a. Document the occurrence in the patient record.
  b. Notify the immediate supervisor of the error.
  c. Complete an incident report and submit it to the nurse manager.
  d. Evaluate the patient's condition and notify the physician.
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ANS: D
When it is discovered that an error has been made, the nurse should immediately check the patient. The physician should be notified promptly, and any orders the physician gives must be followed. The nurse manager or charge nurse also needs to be notified at once.
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