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The nurse is talking with the family of a patient who was just admitted to the emergency department after a swimming accident that resulted in neck fracture and spinal cord injury. The family asks if the patient will be paralyzed. Which response by the nurse is indicated?
1. "We won't know how to classify the fracture until she is out of spinal shock."
2. "Right now she is in neurogenic shock, so we are not concerned about the extent of the injury."
3. "We have to wait until the autonomic dysreflexia passes before we will know."
4. "Spinal cord injuries always result in some form of paralysis."
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1. The classification of spinal cord injury is hard to determine until the patient is out of spinal shock.
2. While neurogenic shock is a life-threatening event, the health care team is always concerned about extent of injury.
3. Autonomic dysreflexia would not interfere with determining extent of injury.
4. Some spinal cord injuries are minor and do not result in paralysis.
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