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Unformatted text preview: ter are potential sources of bacterial contamination. Diving and swimming in deep water are prohibited. The child¶s ears need to be kept dry 62. Tonsillectomy Tonsillectomy ± Because the tonsillar area is so vascular, postoperative bleeding is a concern. The prothrombin time, partial thromboplastin time, platelet count, hemoglobin and hematocrit, white blood cell count, and urinalysis are performed preoperatively. The prothrombin time results would identify a potential for bleeding. The creatinine level, sedimentation rate, and blood urea nitrogen would not determine the potential for bleeding. 63. Tonsillectomy Tonsillectomy - In the preoperative period, the child should be observed for the presence of loose teeth to decrease the risk of aspiration during surgery. Options 1 and 3 are incorrect because these are characteristics that may indicate the need for the surgery. Bleeding during surgery will be controlled via packing and suction as needed. 64. Tonsillectomy Tonsillectomy - The child should be placed in a prone or side-lying...
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