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Which action specific to the spica cast should be taken? A child with scoliosis has a spica cast applied.

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Answered Oct 18, 2018

Check the bowel sounds

A body cast or spica cast extends from the upper abdomen to the knees or below. Bowel sounds should be checked to ensure that the client is not experiencing a paralytic illeus. Checking the blood pressure is a treatment for any client, offering pain medication is not called for, and checking for swelling isnt specific to the stem, so answers B, C, and D are incorrect.
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