You are receiving report from an ED nurse on a patient being admitted for cellulitis of the right leg. The patient also is experiencing hypertension. Which question is a priority for you to ask the ED nurse?

 

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- Is the patient experiencing hypertensive symptoms?

- What was the last blood pressure?

- Did the patient get any medications for the BP?

- How often are we giving the antibiotic?

Rationale

Asking if the patient is experiencing symtpoms of hypertension is important to make a clinical prioritization. If the patient is symptomatic they need to have an ECG and the physician needs to be called. All other questions can be looked up in the chart. When asking ED nurses questions, try to get information from them that you cannot get from the chart.

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