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Where should a nurse apply the thickest portion of a dressing when preparing a client with a draining vertical incision for ambulation?



A. At the top of the wound
B. In the middle of the wound
C. At the base of the wound
D. Over the total wound
Asked by Easton, Last updated: Oct 23, 2018

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C.Mila

C.Mila

Answered on May 01, 2018

At the base of the wound: when a client is ambulating, gravity makes the waste flow descending. Covering the base of the wound with additional dressing will contain the waste. applying the thickest part of the dressing at the best, in the center, or over the aggregate wound wont contain the waste.

The body systems are backed off after surgery. Strolling likewise enhances blood flow and speeds wound mending. Inability to walk may cause expanded clogging and gas torment, shortcoming, less energy to battle infections, and puts you at a higher hazard for blood clusters and lung issues, for example, pneumonia.

ambulation. a nursing result from the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) characterized as capacity to stroll from place to put autonomously with or without assistive gadget.

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Oct 14, 2017

The nurse should applied dress and over the total war

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 09, 2016

At the base of the wound-rationale: when a client is ambulating, gravity causes the drainage to flow downward. covering the base of the wound with extra dressing will contain the drainage. applying the thickest portion of the dressing at the top, in the middle, or over the total wound wont contain the drainage.client needs category: physiological integrityclient needs subcategory: reduction of risk potentialcognitive level: applicationreference: taylor, c., et al. fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 1192.
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