Which finding would have the highest priority for a nurse when assessing the integrity of a discontinued IV catheter?

The catheter tip appears cut off.

Explanation

•If the catheter tip appears to be cut off, this would be an abnormal and serious finding. This would mean that the missing piece of the IV catheter may remain inside the client's body, and needs to be removed. The doctor would need to be called.

•The other choices are/can be normal findings.

Visit our website for other NCLEX topics now!