14 a nurse is lifting a bedside cabinet to mover

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14. A nurse is lifting a bedside cabinet to mover closer to a client who is sitting in a chair. To prevent self-injury, which of the following actions should the nurse take when lifting this object? a. Bend at the waist. The nurse should bend the knees when lifting the cabinet. b. Keep the feet close together. The nurse should spread the feet wide apart to create a broad base of support. This promotes stability while lifting the cabinet. c. Use his back muscles for lifting. The nurse should use the arm and leg muscles when lifting the cabinet because they are generally stronger than back muscles. d. Stand close to the cabinet when lifting it. This action keeps the cabinet close to the nurse’s center of gravity and decreases back strain from horizontal reaching.
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15. A nurse is talking with an older adult client who is contemplating retirement. The client states, “I keep thinking about how much I enjoy my job. I’m not sure I want to retire.” Which of the following responses should the nurse make?
16. A nurse is caring for a client who is postoperative. When the nurse prepares to change her dressing, she says, “Every time you change my bandage, it hurts so much.” Which of the following interventions is the nurse’s priority action?
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Moving the client to a comfortable position for the dressing change is important because it can help the client relax and can also reduce strain on the wound. However, there is another intervention that is the priority. d. Administer pain medication 45 min before changing the client’s dressing.

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