The nurse is assessing a client for complications resulting from a femur fracture. Which of the following support a diagnosis of Fat Emboli Syndrome (FES)?
• Fat embolism syndrome (FES) is a rare clinical condition in which circulating fat emboli or fat
• Thrombocytopenia is due to the fat emboli activating the clotting cascade.
• Pulmonary edema with diffuse rales and rhonchi may occur as late signs of FES.
• Petechiae are often noted on the chest, axillae, flanks, abdomen, clavicular fossae, and soft palate in a client with FES.
• Apprehension, anxiety,
• Excessive swelling is a sign of compartment syndrome which constricts the enclosed soft tissues and introduces the risk for compartment syndrome.
• Hyperpnea, or increased depth of breathing, is not associated with FES. Generalized swelling is also not a symptom.