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Children with tetralogy of Fallot, or with physiology similar to that seen with this disorder, may
experience hypercyanotic episodes, or ³tet spells.´ These episodes are characterized by increased respiratory rate and depth and
increased hypoxia. Immediate physician notification is not required unless other appropriate nursing interventions are
unsuccessful. Options 3 and 4 are unrelated to tetralogy of Fallot.
310. Heart Surgery
After heart surgery, the child may return to school in 3 weeks but needs to go half-days for the first few days.
The mother also should be told that that the child cannot participate in physical education for 2 months. Options 1, 2, and 4 are
311. Safety Medicine should not be referred to as candy. Home safety measures are simple but important. Medications should be
stored in child-proof containers. The number of tablets in a container should be limited. Toxic substances should be labeled with
green poison stickers on them and should be placed in a locked a...
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