The nurse is planning care for a school-age client who is postoperative for the surgical removal of the appendix. In addition to pharmacologic pain management, which should the nurse include in the plan of care to address pain?
1. Applying a warm, moist pack every 4 hours
2. Applying EMLA cream to the incision site prior to ambulation
3. Applying a cold, moist pack every 2 hours
4. Applying a pillow against the abdomen to splint the incision site when coughing
The correct answer is 4. Applying a pillow against the abdomen to splint the incision site when coughing