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While turning a patient in bed, a nursing aid find out there is redness to the lower back. Beyond completing the turn and supporting the patient’s back, arms and heels with pillows to aid in decreasing pressure on the lower back, what else should the nursing assistant do?

A Inform the nurse of the new red spot.

In order to prevent a breakdown in the skin, the nursing assistant needs to report the changes right away whenever there is a skin irregularity. The nursing assistant is able to apply lotion whenever necessary, but this does not change the cause of the problem. Additionally, the nursing assistant needs to document the finding as well as all interventions.