You are expecting a seizure patient and you are setting the room up. What is the most important thing to make sure is ready to go before the patient arrives?

 

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- Check suction is set up and working properly

- Pad the side rails

- Pull ativan in anticipation

- Prepare to start an IV

Rationale

ABC's! A seizure patient is at risk for aspiration and you need to make sure the suction is prepared. Everything on this list will be prepared but the suction is the top priority. If you had the time to only do one thing, the suction is the thing you do.

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