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Your shift has just ended, and your fellow nursing assistant comes onto the floor to replace you. You realize that your colleague is under the influence of alcohol while giving your shift’s report. As a member of the healthcare team, what would be the best course of action?

A Tell the nurse who is in charge immediately

This would pose an immediate threat to the safety and security of the patients who would be cared for by a CNA, if he/she is coming to work under the influence of alcohol or any other substance. If you choose not to report this, you could also be held responsible for any negligence that occurs. The other choices only conceal the problem and the possible threat to the safety of the patients.