The client is admitted to the unit after a cholescystectomy. Montgomery straps are utilized with this client. The nurse is aware that Montgomery straps are utilized on this client because:


Montgomery straps are used to secure dressings that require frequent dressing changes because the client with a cholecystectomy usually has a large amount of draining on the dressing. Montgomery straps are also used for clients who are allergic to several types of tape. This client is not at higher risk of evisceration than other clients so answer A is incorrect. Montgomery straps are not used to secure the drains so answer C is incorrect. Sutures or clips are used to secure the wound of the client who has had gallbladder surgery so answer D is incorrect.

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