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NCLEX Practice Question of the Day: Prioritization, Cardiac

A patient arrives at the emergency department complaining of mid-sternal chest pain. Which of the following nursing actions should take priority?

a. A complete history with emphasis on preceding events

b. An electrocardiogram (EKG)

c. Careful assessment of vital signs

d. Chest exam with auscultation


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