Labor and delivery calls you about a 27-year-old G1P0 at 38 weeks gestation who awoke this morning complaining of wetness. However, when she went to the bathroom she discovered significant vaginal bleeding that had soaked her bed. She denies any cramping or abdominal pain. She is on her way to the hospital.

You tell the nurses to initiate all of the following interventions immediately upon the patient's arrival EXCEPT:

A) Obtain IV access.

B) Draw blood for type and screen.

C) Perform a digital vaginal exam.

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D) Initiate fetal monitoring.

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E) Draw blood for complete blood count.

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