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Along leg cast has been appllied , and the client is admitted to the orthopedica unit In providing nursing care for the client wo has newly applied cast, which of the following is the most vital consideration? 1. Elevation of the casted leg on a pillo w will miniminze edema. 2. Healing of a fracture requires an extended period of time 3. A Long period of immo ility may lead to atrophy of the muscle 4. Analgesics may be needed for pain associated with the fracture.
Rationale:this a true statement, placing the casted leg on a pillow will minimize edema and promote venous return.
A male client is in the hospital for abdominal surgery. The client's history reveals that he has chronic problem with hypertension . The client informs a nurse that he stops taking his antihyperstensive medication when he no longer feels dizzy or has headaches it is important that the nurse expains to the client that his manisfestation:
1. May be absent if his blood pressure is controlled 2. occur only with kdeny imnvolvement 3. May indicate a severe types of malignanyt hypertension 4. Occure only if there is a danger of stoke.
When developing athe preopertative te3aching plan for an adolescent male, the nurse is aware tha: 1. THe client mya acty as though he knows more than he really does; 2/ He will only be interested in knowing that thinks will go well. 3. The major focus of the teaching should be his parents. 4. It is best to delay most of the teaching until after his surgery.
.When intervening with a client experincing anxiety at the panic level . After assessing the client for potential side effects. the primary goal of the nurse would be to: A. Try to avoid being respoinsible for administering medications again. Investigae the situation that preceded the attack D Explain the circumstances of the attack to the client The nurse discovers that the wrong medication was given to a confused clients. Apoplgize to the client involved. C. Identify the cause of tthe attack C. B. Realize that everyone makes mistakes and continue administering the rest of the medications to the other clients Family therapy is scheduled for a hospitalized anorexic client and her family. which is the priority nursing action following this incident? A Make out an incident report documenting the occurence. Reduce the client's immediate anxiety B. who had answered to an incorrect name. The physicain who is notified states that the medication the client received will do no harm so nothing needs to be done. since this could have been a terrible situation D.