A 60-year-old male undergoes surgery for a bone fracture. Which of the following nursing measures would be most effective for preventing pulmonary embolism (PE) in this patient?
a. Ensure that patient uses supplemental oxygen.
b. Prevent deep vein thrombosis formation.
c. Check hematocrit and hemoglobin levels frequently during the postoperative period.
d. Promote aggressive fluid intake.
Which of the following patients is at highest risk for developing pulmonary embolism (PE)?
a.21-year-old male with a hemophilia bleeding disorder
b.28-year-old woman who had a baby 6 months earlier
c.36-year-old woman with a history of alcohol abuse who is recovering from a gastric ulcer
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