A 38-year-old male presents to the emergency department following an abdominal gunshot wound. The patient is progressing quickly into hypovolemic shock due to blood loss. The nurse anticipates performing which of the following interventions first?
Obtain informed consent for abdominal laparoscopy.
Perform rapid administration of IV fluids.
Allow police officers to question the patient prior to his operation.
Provide PRN morphine 5 mg IV for pain.
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