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contact the health care provider. Decreasing stimuli and providing rest decrease stress on the brain tissue. Checking for jaundice
will assist in identifying the presence of liver dysfunction that occurs in Reye¶s syndrome. 37. "
38. Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures Generalized tonic-clonic seizures cause rigidity of all body muscles, followed by intense
jerking movements. Because airway obstruction and increased oral secretions can occur during and after the seizure, airway and
suctioning equipment are placed at the bedside. A tracheotomy is not performed during a seizure. An emergency cart would not
be left at the bedside but would be available in the treatment room or nearby on the nursing unit.
39. Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy is a chronic disability characterized by impaired movement and posture resulting from an
abnormality in the extrapyramidal or pyramidal motor system. Meningitis is an infectious process of the central nervous system.
Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain that occurs as a result of viral...
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