You are working in the emergency department. Your patient presented with stroke-symptoms. A non-contrast head CT was performed and was negative for hemorrhagic stroke. The physician wants tissue plasminogen-activase administered, and has placed the following orders. Which of the following orders must be completed first?

 

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- Confirm the patients weight

- Call pharmacy for tPA

- Get an ECG

- Confirm a height

Rationale

The pharmacy must have a weight to properly prepare the tPA. Obtain a weight first so this medication can be prepared immediately.

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