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Question:

Out of the four following options, which should be reported immediately to the head nurse as your patient is using splints for ambulation?

A The patient finds it painful while using the splint.
Explaination

When using a splint, your patient should not feel pain if it fits and is applied correctly. If they do feel pain, this should be reported to the nurse immediately.  The other symptoms may mean that the splint requires adjustment or extra padding.