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Saturday 2 April 2022

Integumentary Disorders Q 8

Following a full-thickness (third-degree) burn of his left arm, a male client is treated with artificial skin. The client understands postoperative care of artificial skin when he states that during the first 7 days after the procedure, he will restrict:
    A. Range of motion
    B. Protein intake
    C. Going outdoors
    D. Fluid ingestion

Correct Answer: A. Range of motion

To prevent disruption of the artificial skin’s adherence to the wound bed, the client should restrict range of motion of the involved limb.

Options B & D: Protein intake and fluid intake are important for healing and regeneration and shouldn’t be restricted.
Option C: Going outdoors is acceptable as long as the left arm is protected from direct sunlight.

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