Posted: July 10th, 2017
Ryan underwent an open reduction and internal fixation of the left hip. One day after the operation, the client is complaining of pain. Which data would cause the nurse to refrain from administering the pain medication and to notify the health care provider instead?
A. Left hip dressing dry and intact
B. Blood pressure of 114/78 mm Hg; pulse rate of 82 beats per minute
C. Left leg in functional anatomic position
D. Left foot cold to touch; no palpable pedal pulse
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