Which nursing action is essential for the hospitalized client with a new tracheostomy?
1. Decrease secretions.
2. Provide client teaching regarding tracheostomy care.
3. Relieve anxiety related to the tracheostomy.
4. Maintain a patent airway.
The priority for a client with a new tracheostomy is to maintain a patent airway. A new tracheostomy commonly causes bleeding and excess secretions, and the client may require frequent suctioning to maintain a patent airway.
CN: Reduction of risk potential; CL: Synthesize
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