A patient is refusing medical treatment to stabilize his condition. He is presently hooked up to an IV, but wants to leave the hospital. The physician will not discharge the patient, as his condition is unstable. What should be your first action?
Question the patient as to what has caused him to want to leave.
Remove IV and inform patient that he may leave.
Provide patient with AMA (against medical advice) form to sign.
Page the physician to inform him/her of patient leaving.
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