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17.You are caring for an obese post-operative client who underwent surgery for bowel resection. As the client is moving in bed, he states, Something popped open. Upon examination you note wound evisceration. Place the following steps in order for handling this complication. a. Cover the intestine with sterile moistened gauze b. Stay calm and stay with the client. c. Monitor the vital signs especially BP and pulse. d. Have a colleague gather supplies and contact the physician. e. Put the client into semi-Fowlers with knees slightly flexed. f. Prepare the client for surgery as ordered. _____, _____, _____, _____, _____, _____ * Answer the letter only separated by comma



A. B, D, E, A, C, F
Asked by Colton, Last updated: Dec 05, 2017

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 08, 2016

B, d, e, a, c, f-stay calm and stay with the client. if the client does anything to increase intra-abdominal pressure, the evisceration will worsen. have a colleague gather supplies and notify the physician. putting the client in a semi-fowlers position with knees flexed will decrease the strain on the wound site. covering the site provides protection of tissue. monitor vital signs particularly for decrease in blood pressure or increase in pulse. anticipate and prepare the client for emergency surgery. focus: prioritization
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