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NCLEX-RN - National Council Licensure Examination - NCLEX-RN
The nurse assesses a postoperative mastectomy client and notes that breath sounds are diminished in both posterior bases. The nurse's action should be to:
Encourage coughing and deep breathing each hour
Obtain arterial blood gases
Increase O2 from 23 L/min
Remove the postoperative dressing to check for bleeding
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