An appropriate activity for the client who has recently had an MI is sitting on the side of the bed for five minutes three times a day with assistance. Answers A and C are incorrect because they increase the workload on the heart too soon after the MI. Answer B is incorrect because it does not allow the client enough activity.
Before walking the client for the first time after delivery the nurse should ask the client to sit on the side of the bed and dangle her legs to prevent postural hypotension. Pain medication should not be given before walking making answer A incorrect. Answers C and D have no relationship to walking the client so they are incorrect.