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What should the nurse inspect to assess cyanosis in a black client, who has asthma and seeks emergency care for acute respiratory distress?



A. Lips.
B. Mucous membranes.
C. Nail beds.
D. Earlobes.
Asked by Jayden, Last updated: Jan 22, 2020

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L. Brett, Sales Manager, MBA, Detroit

Answered Nov 27, 2018

Option B - Mucous membranes is correct.
It is easier to access cyanosis in a white person compared to a black person. The skin color interferes with the body parts use to access cyanosis in...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Mucous membranes.-rationale: skin color doesnt affect the mucous membranes. therefore, the nurse can assess for cyanosis by inspecting the clients mucous membranes. the lips, nail beds, and earlobes...Read More
 

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