A patient is diaphoretic with an axillary temperature of 102 F. The most appropriate treatment is?
- Positive inotropic agents
- Incorrect. There is no evidence of heart failure or fluid overload as a cause of the diaphoresis.
- Incorrect. There is no information leading us to suspect CHF.
- Correct. The patient’s diaphoresis and fever indicate a possibility of infection. Therefore, antibiotics are the correct response.
- Incorrect. There is no indication for Morphine.
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