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The most reliable index to determine the respiratory status of a client is to:

Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Apr 14, 2021

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Answered May 21, 2019

Listen and feel the air movement.

To check for breathing. the nurse places her ear and cheek next to the clients mouth and nose to listen and feel for air movement. The chest rising and falling (1) is not conclusive of a patent airway. Observing skin color (2) is not an accurate assessment of respiratory status. nor is checking the femoral pulse.
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