A nurse is assigned the following four clients for the current shift.
Which of the following clients should the nurse assess first?
A. A client who has a hip fracture and is in Buck’s traction
B. A client who has aspiration pneumonia and a respiratory rate of
C. A client who has diabetes mellitus stage 2 pressure ulcer on his foot
D. A client who has a C diff infection and needs a stool specimen
2. A nurse is caring for a client who fell and is reporting pain in the left
hip with external rotation of the left leg. The nurse has been unable
to reach the provider despite several attempts over the past 30 min.
Which of the following actions should the nurse take?
A. Notify the nursing supervisor about the issues
B. Contact the client’s physical therapist
C. Apply a warm compress to the hip
D. Reposition the client for comfort