The home health nurse is assessing a client diagnosed with congestive heart failure who has a slice.

The home health nurse is assessing a client diagnosed with congestive heart failure who has a slice of raw potato on a carbuncle on the abdomen. Which action should the nurse implement first? 1. Explain that the client should not put raw potatoes on the boil. 2. Ask the client to explain why there is a raw potato on the boil. 3. Cleanse the wound and determine if there is an infection. 4. Leave the raw potato on the boil and take no further action.