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- Completing a swallow evaluation prior to oral intake
- Obtaining a blood pressure
- Calling PT/OT to see what time they will be seeing the patient
- Getting the patient water
All stroke patients must have a swallow exam prior to oral intake to rule out any swallowing complications. Nothing in the stem of the question would cause you to believe this patient needs a blood pressure taken at this time, nor immediately call therapy services. While those should happen, they are not something that requires immediate attention. You cannot get the patient water until the swallow screen has been completed and the patient has passed the exam.
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