Ethical and Legal Issues Study Set 1
Quiz 7 :
The Nurses Legal Accountabilities
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During a night shift, a nurse caring for a patient with leukemia is concerned that the patient's heart rate has increased and that her temperature has risen from 37.5C to 38C. She informs the in-charge nurse, who suggests that rather than disturbing the physician on call, she monitor the patient over the next few hours. What immediate steps should the nurse take?