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Correct answer: C
Rationale: Early identification and intervention of sepsis and sepsis prevention measures is paramount. After appropriately drawing labs and beginning fluid resuscitation, the oncology nurse should initiate IV antibiotics, which studies have shown to improve morbidity and mortality rates.
Reference: Kaplan, M. (Ed.). (2018). Understanding and managing oncologic emergencies: A resource for nurses (3rd ed.). Oncology Nursing Society, pp. 483-484.