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Which client should the nurse see first following change-of-shift report on an orthopedic unit?



A. 16 year-old who had an open reduction of a fractured wrist ten hours ago
B. 20 year-old in skeletal traction for two weeks since a motor cycle accident
C. 72 year-old recovering from surgery after a hip replacement two hours ago
D. 75 year-old who is in skin traction prior to planned hip pinning surgery.
Asked by Medric, Last updated: Aug 03, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

72 year-old recovering from surgery after a hip replacement two hours ago-the correct answer is c: 72 year-old recovering from surgery after a hip replacement two hours ago. look for the client who is in the least stable condition and highest risk potential. the client who returned from surgery two hours ago is at risk for hemorrhage and should be seen first. the 16 year-old should be seen next because it is still the first post-op day. the 75 year-old in skin traction should be seen next. the client who can safely be seen last is the 20 year-old who is two weeks post-injury.
 

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