Fifteen minutes after beginning a transfusion of packed red blood cells, a nurse obtains the first set of vital signs and notes the client is febrile, tachycardiac, flushed, and reporting chills. Which of the following actions should the nurse take first?
a) Notify the primary care provider
b) Check the client's vital signs
c) Stop the infusion
d) Obtain a urine specimen
- c) Stop the infusion
- -This client is exhibiting manifestations of either hemolytic or febrile nonhemolytic transfusion reaction. The first action the nurse should take is to stop the infusion.