Question 39 - Endocrine/​Hematology/​Gastrointestinal/​Renal/​Integumentary Practice Test for the CCRN

The nurse is assessing a patient at the beginning of the shift. The patient notes that a scratch on her arm hurts badly and looks really red. The nurse reassesses the patient an hour later and notes that the redness has spread, the pain has worsened, and the patient has developed a fever. Which of the following is the priority nursing action?

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