Posted: February 26th, 2018
A patient has just received 30 mg of codeine by mouth for intense pain : 5 minutes later he vomits
A patient has just received 30 mg of codeine by mouth for pain. Five minutes later he vomits. What should the nurse do first?
A. Call the physician
B. Remedicate the patient
C. Observe the emesis
D. Explain to the patient that she can do nothing to help him