A burn patient returns from surgery with an autograft on the left elbow. Which of the following steps should the nurse take to improve skin graft outcomes?


• Skin graft sites should be immobilized to promote adherence and healing for the first 3-7 days.

• After skin graft adherence is accomplished, range of motion and physicial therapy is needed to prevent contractures.

• Ambulation and incentive spirometry will improve patient outcomes, but will have no effect on skin graft adherence.

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