A nurse is instructing a postop client about the

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A nurse is instructing a postop client about the sequential compression device the provider has prescribed. Which of the following statements should indicate to the nurse that the client understands the teaching? A. "This device will keep me from getting sores on my skin." B. "This thing will keep the blood pumping through my leg." C. "With this thing on, my leg muscles won't get weak." D. "This device is going to keep my joints in good shape." B. sequential pressure devices promote venous return in the deep veins of the legs & thus help prevent thrombus formation
To promote the safe use of a cane for a client who is recovering from a minor musculoskeletal injury of the left lower extremity, which of the following instructions should the nurse provide? Select all.
B. Keep 2 points of support on the floor C. Place the cane 15in in front of the feet before advancing D. After advancing the cane, move the weaker leg forward E. Advance the stronger leg so that it aligns evenly w/the cane A, B, D C-the client should place the cane 6-10 inches in front before advancing not 15 E-the client should advance the stronger leg past the cane not aligned w/it A nurse is assessing the pain level of a client who has come to the ER reporting severe abd. pain. The nurse asks the client whether he has nausea & has been vomiting. The nurse is assessing which of the following?
A nurse is assessing a client who is reporting severe pain despite analgesia. The nurse can best assess the intensity of the client's pain by:
C. pain scale can measure the amount and intensity of the pain A nurse is obtaining hx from a client who has pain. The nurse's guiding principle throughout this process should be that: A. some clients exaggerate their level of pain B. pain must have an identifiable source to justify the use of opioids. C. objective data are essential in assessing pain D. pain is whatever the client says it is D the client is the best source of information in their pain, it is a subjective experience

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