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MM is a 40-year-old woman who presents to the ED for lower abdominal pain and burning with urination. She also has been having several days of sore throat, subjective fevers, and loss of her sense of taste. You note that she is febrile to 39.2°C (102.6°F), tachycardic to 120 beats/min, and tachypneic to 18 breaths/min. Her blood pressure is 80/50 mm Hg. What is the best next step?