Posted: July 5th, 2017
A patient with a pulmonary embolus is receiving anticoagulation with IV heparin. What instructions would you give the nursing assistant who will help the patient with activities of daily living? Select all that apply.
A. Use a lift sheet when moving and positioning the patient in bed
B. Use an electric razor when shaving the patient each day
C. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush or tooth sponge for oral care
D. Use a rectal thermometer to obtain a more accurate body temperature
E. Be sure the patient’s footwear has a firm sole when the patient ambulates
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