Observe the color of the fingers
Palpate the radial pulse under the cast
Check the cast for odor and drainage
Evaluate the response to analgesics
An anaphylactic reaction to the dye
Inflammation from the extravasation of fluid during injection.
Fluid overload from the volume of the infusions
A normal reaction to the stress of the diagnostic procedure
Instruct the client to call for an analgesic before pain becomes severe.
Provide an overhead trapeze for client use
Encourage leg exercise within the limits of traction
Provide skin care to prevent skin breakdown.
Order a trapeze to increase the client's ambulation
Maintain the client in a flat, supine position at all times.
Provide pin care at least every hour
Remove traction weights for 20 minutes every two hours.
Place pillows under the client's heels.
Tuck the sheets into the foot of the bed
Teach the client isometric exercises
Ensure proper body positioning.
5lb weight limit
It will be very painful for the client
The soft tissue around the site will be damaged
Displacement can occur with flexion
It will pull the hip out of alignment
Trochanter roll by the knee
Sandbag to the lateral calf
Trochanter roll to the thigh
Leave the pillow as his stump is elevated
Remove the pillow and elevate the foot of the bed
Leave the pillow and elevate the foot of the bed
Check with the physician and clarify the orders
Protect the skin with lotion
Keep the client pulled up in bed
Pad the top of the splint with washcloths
Provide a footplate in the bed
Reduce the inflammation of the joints
Assist the client's range of motion activities without pain
Prevent extension of the disease process
Moderate pain, as reported by the client
Report, by client, the heat is being felt under the cast
Presence of slight edema of the toes of the casted foot
Onset of paralysis in the toes of the casted foot
The client reports pain in the affected leg
A large hematoma is visible in the affected extremity
The affected extremity is shortnend, adducted, and extremely rotated
The affected extremity is edematous