Wednesday, May 31, 2023

A patient has a new cast on his right arm. While caring for him, you should observe for.. warmth and color of fingers



A patient has a new cast on his right arm. While caring for him, you should observe for:

  • a. pulse above the cast
  • b. color and hardness of the cast
  • c. warmth and color of fingers
  • d. signs of crumbling at the cast end

Answer c.

A new cast may cut off circulation. Choice c reminds you to check for circulatory impairment.