The nurse administers ciproflaxin to a client and then realizes that the client is allergic to the medication. What nursing action is the priority for this client?

  • induce vomiting
  • obtain the client’s vital signs
  • complete an incident report
  • notify the health care provider
Number 4 is correct.
The first action is to notify the health care provider for further orders. The nurse should never induce vomiting, as this may cause more harm to the client. Obtaining vital signs is important but can be done after the health care provider is notified. An incident report should be completed following the facility guidelines once the situation is under control and the client has been stabilized.