A 3-year-old and her parents check in to the emergency room. The parents are complaining that the baby sitter is abusing their child. What action should the nurse take?

Assess the child


•The parents' concerns should be taken seriously, but the nurse first needs to assess the child to verify the parents' claims.

•Calling the social worker, physician, and child protective services should be done, but only after the nurse investigates the claims and assesses the child.

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