Which of the following discharge instructions about thermal injury should be given to a client with peripheral vascular disease?Select all that apply.
1.“Warm the fingers or toes by using an electric heating pad.”
2.“Avoid sunburn during the summer.”
3.“Wear extra socks in the winter.”
4.“Choose loose,soft,cotton socks.”
5.“Use an electric blanket when you are sleeping.”
The client should recognize the signs of potential thermal dangers to prevent skin breakdown and wear clean,loose,soft cotton socks so that the feet are comfortable,air can circulate,and moisture is absorbed.In the winter or if the client has cold feet,the client should been couraged to wear an extra pair of socks and a larger shoe size.
Getting a sunburn during the summer puts the client at risk for tissue injury and skin breakdown.Using a heating pad to warm the feet or using an electric blanket places the client at risk for injury and should beavoided.
CN:Reduction of risk potential;CL:Create