CS June Frankel, a 23-year-old patient, presents to the emergency


CS

 

  1. June Frankel, a 23-year-old patient, presents to the emergency department with a sports-related fracture injury to her right arm and receives a long-arm fiberglass cast. 

 

  1. What nursing assessment should the nurse provide after the cast has been applied? 

 

  1. What nursing interventions should the nurse provide? 

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True/False 

  1. Compartment syndrome—the most serious complication of casting and splinting—occurs when increased pressure within a confined space compromises blood flow. 

 

 

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