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Which data should the nurse obtain first? A female child. age 2 is brought to the emergency department after ingesting an unknown number of aspirin tablets about 30 minutes earlier. On entering the examination room. the child is crying and clinging to the mother.



A. Heart rate. respiratory rate. and blood pressure
B. Recent exposure to communicable diseases
C. Number of immunizations received
D. Height and weight

This question is part of Pediatric Nursing NCLEX Quiz 2
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Jul 31, 2020

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Answered Feb 16, 2018

Heart rate. respiratory rate. and blood pressure

The most important data to obtain on a childs arrival in the emergency department are vital sign measurements. The nurse should gather the other data later.
 

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