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?


  1. Will palpate both radial pulses to determine if they are beating together.
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  2. Absence of bruit to the fistula.
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  3. Palpation of thrill over the fistula.
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  4. Observe for Trousseau’s sign.
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