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Unformatted text preview: not occur. It is not necessary to notify the radiology department because this would be the responsibility of the emergency department staff when the child arrives, and if it had been determined that the child needs a radiograph. Although it may be necessary to contact the child¶s pediatrician, this is not the highest priority. 19 278. Conjuntivitis Eyedrops should be administered before eye ointment is administered. The child should be placed in a supine position with the neck slightly hyperextended for administration. Blinking will increase the loss of medication. Touching the eye or eyelid during medication administration can contaminate the dropper and also cause eye injury. 279. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) When an infant is receiving ribavirin, exposure precautions need to be observed. Anyone entering the infant¶s room should wear a gown, mask, gloves, and hair covering. Anyone who is pregnant or considering pregnancy and anyone with a history of respiratory problems or airway disease should not care for or visit the i...
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