The nurse is monitoring lab work on a patient who is prescribed phenobarbital for seizure activity. The nurse notes that the patient’s phenobarbital level is 47 µg/mL. Which of these interventions should the nurse perform first?
Administer an additional bolus dose of phenobarbital.
Notify the prescribing healthcare provider.
No intervention is necessary as this is an expected value.
Hold the patient’s next phenobarbital dose.
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