The nurse should turn the client on bed rest every 2 hours to prevent the development of pressure ulcers.In addition,the nurse should:
1.Have the client walk at least twice a day.
2.Insert an indwelling urinary catheter.
3.Monitor serum albumin.
4.Monitor the white blood cell count.
The nurse should monitor the client’s serum albumin.A decreased serum albumin indicates malnutrition and is considered a risk factor in the development of pressure ulcers.Other risk factors include immobility,incontinence,and decreased sensation.Having the client walk and inserting an indwelling catheter require a physician’sprescription.The white blood cell count is monitored if an infection is present.