Posted: February 26th, 2018

Bacterial meningitis : The 1 important collaborative intervention that must be accomplished first

You have just admitted a patient with bacterial meningitis to the medical-surgical unit.

The patient complains of a severe headache with photophobia and has a temperature of 102.60 F orally. Which collaborative intervention must be accomplished first?

A. Administer codeine 15 mg orally for the patient’s headache.
B. Infuse ceftriaxone (Rocephin) 2000 mg IV to treat the infection.
C. Give acetaminophen (Tylenol) 650 mg orally to reduce the fever.
D. Give furosemide (Lasix) 40 mg IV to decrease intracranial pressure.

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