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Which safety precaution is appropriate for a client with a pacemaker? After having several Stokes-Adams attacks over 4 months, a client reluctantly agrees to implantation of a permanent pacemaker. Before discharge, the nurse reviews pacemaker care and safety guidelines with the client and spouse.

This question is part of N331 EKG Nursing Quiz

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tyraikaika

Tyraikaika

Answered on Sep 18, 2018

Avoid having magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

A client with a pacemaker should avoid having an MRI because the magnet may disrupt pacemaker function and cause injury to the client.

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