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A client who is receiving an insulin drip has a finger-stick blood glucose reading of 142 mg/dL. The client's skin is cool and moist, heart rate is 110 and irregular, and the client is restless. What is the nurse's priority intervention?
1. Contact the primary health care provider.
2. Administer 10% glucose IV.
3. Call for a venipuncture blood glucose measurement.
4. Increase the rate of the insulin drip.
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The answer is 3
Rationale:
1. It will be necessary to collaborate with the primary health care provider regarding this finding, but this is not the priority intervention.
2. The client may require glucose, but the nurse cannot be certain at this point.
3. The nurse should verify the finger-stick blood glucose measurement by comparison with a venipuncture blood glucose measurement. Results from this test will guide therapy.
4. The client may require additional insulin, but the nurse cannot be certain at this point.
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Good timing, thanks!
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Smart ... Thanks!
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