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65. Tonsillectomy Tonsillectomy - After tonsillectomy, suction equipment should be available, but suctioning is not performed
unless there is an airway obstruction because of the risk of trauma to the oropharynx. Monitoring for bleeding is an important
nursing intervention following any type of surgery. Milk and milk products are avoided initially because they coat the throat,
cause the child to clear the throat, and increase the risk of bleeding. Clear, cool liquids are encouraged.
66. Tonsillectomy Tonsillectomy - Frequent swallowing, restlessness, a fast and thready pulse, and vomiting bright red blood are
signs of bleeding. An elevated blood pressure and complaints of discomfort are not indications of bleeding.
Myringotomy - A myringotomy is the insertion of tympanoplasty tubes into the middle ear to equalize pressure
and keep the ear aerated. The nurse must instruct parents regarding the administration of antibiotics. Antibiotics need to be taken
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