A nurse from Medical-surgical unit asked to work on the orthopedic unit. The medical-surgical nurse has no orthopedic nursing experience. Which client should be assigned to the medical-surgical nurse?

  • A client with a cast for a fractured femur & who has numbness & discoloration of the toes

  • A client with balanced skeletal traction & who needs assistance with morning care

  • A client who had an above-the-knee amputation yesterday & has a temperature of 101.4F

  • A client who had a total hip replacement 2 days ago & needs blood glucose monitoring