The nurse initiates a transfusion of red blood cells for a patient in acute hemorrhagic shock. The patient develops dyspnea, hypotension, and hypoxemia. What action should the nurse perform first?
Initiate 1000 mL NS IV fluid bolus.
Stop the blood transfusion.
Administer PRN diphenhydramine (Benadryl®).
Notify the healthcare provider.
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