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Which of the following actions are the most important for the nurse to take when caring for a patient during the removal of a radium implant?



A. Clean the radium implant carefully with a disinfectant (alcohol or bleach) using long forceps.
B. Handle the radium carefully using forceps and rubber latex gloves.
C. Chart the date and time of removal together with the total time of implant treatment.
D. Double-bag the radium implant before the person from radiology removes it from the room.

This question is part of NCLEX-RN Practice 75 Questions Part 2
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John Smith

John Smith

Answered May 14, 2017

Chart the date and time of removal together with the total time of implant treatment.

Strategy: Answers are all implementation. Determine the outcome of each answer. Is it desired? (1) at no time should the nurse or client handle the radium; radiology department is responsible for handling implant (2) at no time should the nurse or client handle the radium; radiology department is responsible for handling implant (3) correctimportant that accurate documentation be maintained on the internal radium implant (4) at no time should the nurse or client handle the radium; radiology department is responsible for handling implant
 

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