The nurse is caring for a child scheduled for surgery due to Wilm's tumor. Which of the following nursing actions is a priority?


•It is important that the child’s abdomen not be palpated too vigorously, because this could lead to rupture and metastasis.

•These tumors metastasize rapidly as a result of the large blood supply to the kidneys and adrenal glands.

•Monitoring for bowel sounds should be included in the nursing assessment, but it is not a priority.

•Breathing difficulties are not normally a problem with Wilm's tumor.

•Handling the child with care should always be done.

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