A client with multiple injuries following a vehicular accident is transferred to the critical care unit. He begins to complain of increased abdominal pain in the left upper quadrant. A ruptured spleen is diagnosed and he is
scheduled for emergency splenectomy. In preparing the client for surgery, the nurse should emphasize in his teaching plan the:

  • Risk of the procedure with his other injuries

  • Presence of abdominal drains for several days after surgery

  • Complete safety of the procedure

  • Expectation of postoperative bleeding