NCLEX Practice Quiz: Prioritizing Nursing Interventions in Emergency Care NCLEX Practice Quiz: Prioritizing Nursing Interventions in Emergency Care Sharpen Your Nursing Skills with This NCLEX Practice Quiz on Immediate Interventions A patient arrives at the emergency department with complaints of severe back pain. The patient is exhibiting symptoms of shock, including diaphoresis, pallor, tachycardia, and absent pedal pulses. What is the priority nursing action?*A. Initiate an intravenous (IV) line with a 16-gauge catheter.B. Obtain an immediate back x-ray.C. Prepare the patient for hemodynamic monitoring insertion.D. Obtain a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG).