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Which finding by the nurse indicates that the traction is working properly?
A 2-year-old is admitted for repair of a fractured femur and is placed in Bryant’s traction.



A. The infant no longer complains of pain.
B. The buttocks are 15° off the bed.
C. The legs are suspended in the traction.
D. The pins are secured within the pulley.

This question is part of NCLEX Practice Exam 27 (10 Questions)
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Mar 26, 2020

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Answered Jun 13, 2018

The buttocks are 15° off the bed.

The infants hips should be off the bed approximately 15 in Bryants traction. Answer A is incorrect because this does not indicate that the traction is working correctly. nor does C. Answer D is incorrect because Bryants traction is a skin traction. not a skeletal traction.

 

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