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Which action would be a priority?
A client who's dehydrated has urinary incontinence and excoriation in the perineal area.

Which action would be a priority?<br/>
A client who's dehydrated has urinary incontinence and excoriation in the perineal area.

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A. Keeping the perineal area clean and dry
B. Offering the client the urinal every 3 hours
C. Maintaining a fluid intake of 1 L/day
D. Applying moist, warm compresses to the client s groin

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Keeping the perineal area clean and dry-rationale: because the skin, the bodys first line of defense, is broken and excoriated, keeping the area clean and dry is a priority and promotes healing. offering the urinal every 3 hours would help set a voiding schedule; however, to avoid incontinence, the urinal should be offered more often. fluid intake of 1 l/day is insufficient for a client who has been diagnosed as dehydrated, and the fluids wouldnt aid healing. continued incontinence as well as moist compresses would contribute to additional skin excoriation and breakdown.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: safety and infection controlcognitive level: applicationreference: craven, r.f., and hirnle, c.j. fundamentals of nursing: human health and function, 5th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p. 1018.
 

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