Renal Question #16
A client with a diagnosis of chronic renal failure who also receives hemodialysis is in the renal clinic for follow-up. The clinic nurse will perform which action to ensure patency of the arteriovenous fistula used for dialysis?
- Will palpate both radial pulses to determine if they are beating together.
- Absence of bruit to the fistula.
- Palpation of thrill over the fistula.
- Observe for Trousseau’s sign.
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