After an automobile accident, a patient is admitted to the emergency department with possible abdominal trauma. Which of these physician requests will the nurse implement first?
A) Take the patient for computed tomography of the abdomen.
B) Insert a nasogastric tube, and connect it to intermittent suction.
C) Start an IV line, and infuse normal saline at 200 mL/hr.
D) Obtain a complete blood count and coagulation panel.
Start an IV line, and infuse normal saline at 200 mL/hr.