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Which of the following nursing interventions would apply? While in the recovery room, a patient with a total laryngectomy is suctioned and has bloody mucus with some clots.



A. Notify the physician immediately
B. Place the patient in the prone position to facilitate drainage
C. Instill 3 mL of normal saline into the tracheostomy tube to loosen secretions
D. Continue your assessment of the patient, including O2 saturation, respiratory rate, and breath sounds.

This question is part of Med Surg Exam 3 - CHAPTER 27
Asked by Christytuong, Last updated: Sep 14, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered Feb 22, 2017

Continue your assessment of the patient, including O2 saturation, respiratory rate, and breath sounds.
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