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You are caring for a patient who came into the ER with a distal humerus fracture from a car accident. The patient states that he is having difficulty extending his fingers in the cast. What is action should the nurse take next? A. Perform a neurovascular assessment B. Call the provider immediately C. Place warm towels over the affected fingers D. Document the findings, because this finding is excepted
B. Call the provider immediately Volkmann's contracture is a medical emergency that must be reported right away. Volkmann's contracture is a late sign of compartment syndrome, that occurs from ischemia to the forearm. Symptoms include hand and wrist deformity ( 'claw-like'), inability to extend fingers, edema, lack of sensation, and pain.
Subject: Study Skills
What is the most effective way in answering a multiple-answer question?
Multiple-answer questions are often overwhelming for students. The most effective tool in answering this type of question is to first cover the other answer choices. Next, use a 'True/False' mentality for each answer choice until all available answers have been chosen.
Which layer of the skin contains sebaceous glands, nerves, and blood vessels? A. Epidermis B. Subcutaneous tissue C. Interior layer D. Dermis
D. Dermis The skin is composed of three layers: epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous tissue. The dermis lies between the epidermis and subcutaneous tissue. The dermis is the thickest layer that contains blood vessels, sweat glands, sebaceous glands, nerves, and hair follicles.