Posted: June 6th, 2017

A 60-year-old male client comes into the emergency department with complaints of crushing chest pain that radiates to his shoulder and left arm. The admitting diagnosis is acute myocardial infarction. Immediate admission orders include oxygen by NC at 4L/minute, blood work, chest x-ray, an ECG, and two (2) mg of morphine given intravenously. The nurse should first:

A 60-year-old male client comes into the emergency department with complaints of crushing chest pain that radiates to his shoulder and left arm. The admitting diagnosis is acute myocardial infarction. Immediate admission orders include oxygen by NC at 4L/minute, blood work, chest x-ray, an ECG, and two (2) mg of morphine given intravenously. The nurse should first:

1. Administer the morphine
2. Obtain a 12-lead ECG
3. Obtain the lab work
4. Order the chest x-ray

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