In a patient with cardiogenic shock, the nurse should anticipate which of the following actions?
A. Placement of an intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), contractility medications, preload reducers, and afterload reducers
B. Because of the high mortality associated with this condition, palliative measures are instituted.
C. Contractility medications, preload enhancers, and afterload reducers
D. Drugs that reduce contractility, increase perload, decrease afterload and correct calcium levels