Question 14 - Cardiovascular Practice Test for the CCRN

The nurse is caring for a patient with an intra-aortic balloon pump. The pump alarm suddenly sounds for a leak in the system. Which of these nursing interventions should the nurse complete?

Select all that apply.

A. Notify the provider.
B. Reposition the pump until the alarm stops.
C. Disconnect the pump and apply pressure to the entry site.
D. Stop the machine.
E. Place the patient in Trendelenburg.

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