A nurse smells a potent odor coming from the patient's bathroom shortly after the patient's orthopedic surgery. The nurse suspects the patient is smoking marijuana. What should the nurse do first?


•Security guards are specially trained for situations like this.

•The physician should be notified because drugs can affect the healing process and other drugs may have been used by the patient.

•All other options are incorrect. Illegal substances need to be reported to the authorities and simply telling the patient to stop is not enough.

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