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Which is the most suitable option here?
A nurse should question an order for a heating pad for a client who has ____.



A. Active bleeding.
B. A reddened abscess.
C. An edematous lower leg.
D. Purulent wound drainage.

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Basic Physical care (Part 2)
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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Active bleeding.-rationale: heat application increases blood flow and therefore is contraindicated in active bleeding. for the same reason, however, applying heat to a reddened abscess, an edematous lower leg, or a wound with purulent drainage promotes healing.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: safety and infection controlcognitive level: analysisreference: taylor, c., et al. fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 1223.
 

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