The client is admitted to the ER with multiple rib fractures on the right. The nurses assessment reveals that an area over the right clavicle is puffy and that there is a crackling? noise with palpation. The nurse should further assess the client for which of the following problems?

The nurse should further assess the client for the cause of the symptoms usually a pneumothorax. Answer A is another type of chest trauma not associated with the symptoms. Answer B is simply a term used to describe the symptoms and answer C is not an appropriate assessment for these symptoms.

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