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Which client should be assigned to the medical-surgical nurse? A nurse from the medical-surgical unit is asked to work on the orthopedic unit. The medical-surgical nurse has no orthopedic nursing experience.



A. A client with a cast for a fractured femur and who has numbness and discoloration of the toes
B. A client with balanced skeletal traction and who needs assistance with morning care
C. a client who had an above-the-knee amputation yesterday and has a temperature of 101.4F
D. a client who had a total hip replacement 2 days ago and needs blood glucose monitoring

This question is part of Nursing Delegation
Asked by Csorelle, Last updated: Sep 23, 2020

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John Adney

John Adney

John Adney
John Adney

Answered Jan 31, 2017

Due to lack of othor experience the pt with day 2 post is more staple and does not need more ortho experience
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John Adney

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Answered Jan 31, 2017

Due to lack of othor experience the pt with day 2 post is more staple and does not need more ortho experience
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John Smith

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John Smith

Answered Sep 17, 2016

A client who had a total hip replacement 2 days ago and needs blood glucose monitoring

a nurse from medical-surgical unit floated to the orthopedic unit should be given clients with stable condition, and those whose care are similar to her training and experience. A client who is 2-day postop is more likely to be on stable condition. And the medical-surgical unit nurse is competent in monitoring blood glucose.
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