A patient is admitted to the ED with an apparent overdose of IV heroin. After stabilizing the patients cardiopulmonary status, the nurse should prepare to perform what intervention?

Answer Explanation: Narcan is an opioid antagonist that is administered for the treatment of narcotic overdoses. There is no definitive need for a urinary catheter or for a bolus of lactated Ringers. The patients basic neurologic status should be ascertained during the rapid assessment, but a detailed examination would be take precedence over administration of an antidote.

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