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A client has a wound with a drain. When cleaning around the drain, the nurse should wipe in which direction?



A. Laterally, from the center to the opposite side
B. From top to bottom
C. In a circle around the drain, outward from the center
D. In a circle around the drain, from the outer border to the center

This question is part of basic physical care (part 1)

Asked by Oliver, Last updated: Aug 09, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

In a circle around the drain, outward from the center-rationale: when cleaning the area around the drain, the nurse should wipe in a circle around the drain, working from the center outward. the nurse wipes laterally, from the center to the opposite side, when cleaning a large horizontal wound and wipes from top to bottom when cleaning a vertical incision.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: safety and infection controlcognitive level: knowledgereference: ellis, j.r., and bentz, p.m. modules for basic nursing skills, 7th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p. 159.
 

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