When examining the wound of a client who had abdominal surgery yesterday, the nurse finds that the wound edges are close together, there is no sign of redness, and there is a slight amount of bright red blood oozing from the incision. What action should the nurse take?
A. Record these findings in the client’s record.
B. Observe closely for possible dehiscence.
C. Notify the healthcare provider that the client’s wound is producing a sanguineous drainage.
D. Increase the IV fluid rate and encourage the client to eat more ice chips.
The correct answer is A. Record these findings in the client’s record.