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potential sources of bacterial contamination. Diving and swimming in deep water are prohibited. The child¶s ears need to be kept
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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