A 30-year-old client with depression has attempted suicide
by overdosing on acetaminophen (Tylenol). The nurse in the emergency department
will anticipate that the clients treatment will consist of:
1. An intravenous infusion with normal saline to infuse at
1,000 mL per hour. 2. The administration of acetylcysteine (Acetadote) by
intravenous infusion. 3. Preparation for cardioversion due to the impending
arrhythmia. 4. The assessment of liver enzymes to determine hepatotoxicity.