The physician is preparing to remove a central line. The nurse should tell the client to:

The client should take a deep breath and hold it (Valsalva maneuver) when the central line is being removed. This increases the intrathoracic pressure and decreases the likelihood of having an air embolus. Answers A and B do not increase intrathoracic pressure; therefore they are incorrect for the situation. Answer D increases the likelihood of air embolus; therefore it is incorrect.

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