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The nurse receives a prescription to administer blood stat to a client receiving total parenteral nutrition (TPN). Which is the first action the nurse should implement?

▸ Administer the blood.

▸ Take vital signs.

▸ Start a new IV line.

▸ Premedicate the client.
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Start a new IV line.

Need a new IV line with a #18 or #20 gauge because TPN or any other solution is not compatible with blood unless it is normal saline. If unable to start an IV, will need to request another PICC line for the blood.

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