A 74-year-old obese man who has undergone open reduction and internal fixation of the right hip is 8 days postoperative. He has a history of arthritis and atrial fibrillation. He admits to right lower leg pain, described as "a cramp in my leg." An appropriate nursing action is to:
Assess for pain with plantiflexion
Assess for edema and heat of the right leg
Instruct him to rub the cramp out of his leg
Elevate right lower extremity with pillows propped under the knee
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