Renal Question #16

Question

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?

Answers

  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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