A Nurse Is About to Administer the First Dose of Captopril

Question 15
Multiple Choice

A nurse is about to administer the first dose of captopril (Capoten)to a client with hypertension.Which is the priority nursing intervention? A) Take the client's apical pulse for 1 full minute before drug administration. B) Place the client in Trendelenburg position to facilitate blood flow to the heart. C) Educate the client to sit on the side of the bed for a few minutes before rising. D) Instruct the client to drink 3 L of fluid daily when taking this medication.