Posted: February 22nd, 2018
Eight PVCs in one minute : 3 Important Courses of Action
While caring for a client who has sustained an MI, the nurse notes eight PVCs in one minute on the cardiac monitor.
The client is receiving an IV infusion of D5W and oxygen at 2 L/minute. The nurse’s first course of action should be to:
1. Increase the IV infusion rate
2. Notify the physician promptly
3. Increase the oxygen concentration
4. Administer a prescribed analgesic