When preparing a patient for surgery, the nurse learns that the patient stopped taking her blood pressure medication because it was too expensive. The nurse should collaborate with which health care team member to provide the patient with information and resources for lowering medication costs?


•The social worker can find community resources to aid the patient in paying for her medication. Also, the social worker can contact pharmacies to find cheaper alternatives.

•The chaplain, vascular surgeon, and respiratory therapist are not trained to assist patients with medication costs.

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