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Question:

Of the options below, which one must be reported to the charge nurse “STAT”?

A A patient’s radial pulse of 135.
Explaination

Depending on people's activity level, a normal adult’s radial pulse is 60-100 beats per minute. It is above normal when the radial pulse is 135 beats per minute and it should be addressed immediately. The respiratory rate of 18 falls in a “normal” category and cloudy urine or loose stools may be a problem but not something that necessitates the label “STAT.”