A healthcare provider tells the nurse that a certain medication will be prescribed for a client.

A healthcare provider tells the nurse that a certain medication will be prescribed for a client. After the prescription is written, the nurse notes that the provider has prescribed another medication that sounds similar to the medication that the provider and nurse originally discussed. What action should the nurse implement?
A. Write the correct prescription as a verbal order received from the healthcare provider.
B. Correct the misspelled medication in the written prescription and initial the change.
C. Consult with the pharmacist to determine the best medication for the client.
D. Contact the healthcare provider to clarify the prescription intended for the client.

The correct answer is D. Contact the healthcare provider to clarify the prescription intended for the client.
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