The nurse is providing discharge instructions to a patient with brown,leathery,edematous ankles and increased pain when sitting.Which patient statement indicates that teaching has been effective? A) "I should elevate my legs on pillows." B) "I should keep my legs lower than my heart." C) "Elastic bandages should be wrapped from the knee down." D) "I should increase my intake of red meat and dairy products."
A Elevating legs will promote venous return and help relieve pain from the swelling.B.C.Keeping the legs lower than the heart and using elastic bandages will impede blood return and increase pain.D.No specific dietary recommendations need to be followed.