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b.

Places a large-bore intravenous line

c.

Places the client on a cardiac monitor

d.

Takes a blood pressure reading

ANS: A The highest priority intervention in the primary survey is to establish that the client is breathing adequately. Even though this client has an oxygen mask on, he may not be breathing or may be breathing inadequately with the device in place.

DIF: Cognitive Level: Knowledge

REF: N/A for Application and above

OBJ: Learning Outcome 8 TOP: Client Needs Category: Safe and Effective Care Environment (Management of Care) MSC: Integrated Process: Nursing Process (Assessment)

13. A young man arrives at the emergency department (ED) following a motor vehicle collision. He is not awake and is being bagged with a bag-valve-mask by paramedics. He has sustained obvious injuries to his head and face as well

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