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The nurse is assisting a client in obtaining a sputum specimen. After a deep cough, the client produces approximately 1/2 tsp of sputum. Which is the nurse's next action?

▸ Assist the client to cough again and produce more sputum.

▸ Send the specimen to the lab.

▸ Allow the client to rest for one hour and then ask the client to cough again.

▸ Ask the client to walk around for 30 minutes and try again to produce sputum.
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Assist the client to cough again and produce more sputum.

A sputum specimen requires 1-2 tsp of sputum, so the nurse should assist the client to repeat the coughing to produce additional sputum.

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