Fentanyl (Duragesic) transdermal patch

When preparing to apply a fentanyl (Duragesic) transdermal patch the nurse notes that the previously applied patch is intact on the clients upper back and the client denies pain. What action should the nurse take?

a. Remove the patch and consult with the healthcare provider about the client pain resolution

b. Place the patch on the clients shoulder and leave both patches in place for 12 hours

c. Administer an oral analgesic and evaluate its effectiveness before applying a new patch d. Apply a new patch in a different location after removing the original patch