An obtunded patient is admitted to the ED after ingesting bleach. The nurse should prepare to assist with what intervention?

Answer Explanation: The patient who has ingested a corrosive poison, such as bleach, is given water or milk to drink for dilution. Gastric lavage is not used to treat ingestion of corrosives and activated charcoal is ineffective. There is no antidote for a corrosive substance such as bleach.

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