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NCLEX-RN Practice Questions Exam Cram, Third Edition by Clara Hurd, Dr. Diann Sloan, Wilda Rinehart

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Answers and Rationales

1. Answer D is correct. It is important to assess the extremities for blood vessel occlusion in the client with sickle cell anemia because a change in capillary refill would indicate a change in circulation. Body temperature, motion, and sensation would not give information regarding peripheral circulation; therefore, answers A, B, and C are incorrect.

2. Answer D is correct. Placing the client in semi-Fowler’s position provides the best oxygenation for this client. Flexion of the hips and knees, which includes the knee-chest position, impedes circulation and is not correct positioning for this client. Therefore, answers A, B, and C are incorrect.

3. Answer B is correct. It is important to keep the client in sickle cell ...

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