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Which intervention should the nurse include when planning the following client's care?

Which intervention should the nurse include when planning the following client's care?

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A client hospitalized with pneumonia has thick, tenacious secretions.

A. Turning the client every 2 hours
B. Elevating the head of the bed 30 degrees
C. Encouraging increased fluid intake
D. Maintaining a cool room temperature

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Encouraging increased fluid intake-rationale: increasing the clients intake of oral or i.v. fluids helps liquefy thick, tenacious secretions and ensures adequate hydration. turning the client every 2 hours would help prevent pressure ulcers but wouldnt help with the secretions. elevating the head of the bed would reduce pressure on the diaphragm and ease breathing but wouldnt help the client with secretions. maintaining a cool room temperature wouldnt help the client with secretions.client needs category: physiological integrityclient needs subcategory: reduction of risk potentialcognitive level: applicationreference: smeltzer, s.c., and bare, b. brunner & suddarths textbook of medical surgical-nursing, 11th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 640.
 

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