The nurse is preparing the mother for treatment of her newborn girl with hip dysplasia. Which of the following would the nurse do to assess a mother's ability to care for her child using a Pavlik harness?


•Having the mother remove and reapply the harness before discharge allows the nurse to directly observe the mother’s technique and comfort level. It also allows the nurse to assess if the mother needs further instructions.

•Verbalization also allows the nurse to evaluate the mother’s understanding, but it does not permit evaluation of the mother’s psychomotor skills.

•Requesting home visits does not provide immediate feedback.

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