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Which collaborative intervention 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.

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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered May 17, 2017

Infuse ceftriaxone (Rocephin) 2000 mg IV to treat the infection.

Untreated bacterial meningitis has a mortality are approaching 100%, so rapid antibiotic treatment is essential. The other interventions will help reduce CNS stimulation and irritation, and should be implemented as soon as possible. Focus: Prioritization
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