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The nurse is concerned about impaired gas exchange in a patient with an inhalation injury. The nurse should avoid which of the following interventions?

Explanation

• The patient should not be kept in one position. The nurse should reposition the patient every 2 hours to reduce the risk of pneumonia and atelectasis.

• The nurse should also suction the patient as needed, use humidified oxygen, and provide chest PT to improve gas exchange.

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