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Question:

The nursing assistant discovers a patient has a new pedal edema and onset bilateral ankle when providing HS care. The first action that should be taken by the nursing assistant is:

A Report the finding to a nurse right away
Explaination

Any sudden and new onset edema may mean a deterioration of a medical condition. Spotting edemas in patients should be expected, a new one needs to be looked over by the nurse, in which case it needs to be reported right away. The feet should not be massaged because it are able to break the skin. Although selection B are able to be helpful, it is best to figure out what is going on with the patient first. Option D may be harmful to the patient because it is not yet determined what is causing the problem.