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What is the best initial nursing action for Maegan to take if Angelina, an R.N., reports working looking unkempt? Maegan, another R.N., approaches when she notices her using uncoordinated movements. Angelina's breath reeks of peppermints and Maegan suspects Angelina may be intoxicated.



A. Call the supervisor and report Angelina.
B. Confront Angelina, saying that she feels she is intoxicated, and relieve her of her nursing duties immediately.
C. Ignore the situation.
D. Give Angelina a lecture about substance abuse and do nothing else.
Asked by Poppy, Last updated: Jul 01, 2019

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered on May 09, 2017

Report to the supervisor. when you confront another nurse, it could be miscontrued
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John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Jan 18, 2017

Call the supervisor. Confronting a coworker and relieving them of their duties should be done by a higher authority.
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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 08, 2016

Confront angelina, saying that she feels she is intoxicated, and relieve her of her nursing duties immediately. -calling the supervisor is a secondary measure after confronting the nurse and relieving the nurse of her duties. you cannot always assume the supervisor will be immediately available, and client safety should be addressed first. when another nurse is unable to perform her nursing duties due to substance abuse, she should not be allowed to continue them, as client safety is a primary concern. ignoring the situation is against the professional code of conduct for nurses. angelina needs to be relieved of her duties. she probably would not benefit from a lecture in her condition.
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