Unformatted text preview: priority concern. Children at this age are likely to place the small toy parts in
their mouth, which could lead to aspiration and choking. The water temperature of the hot water heater is a concern but is not the
greatest hazard. The mother should be aware of and taught safety measures related to safe water temperatures for bathing the
children. A gate placed at the stairs of the second floor is a safety measure. A small dog as a house pet is not necessarily a
Aspirin is not administered to the child with ALL because of its anticoagulant properties and because
administering aspirin could lead to bleeding in the joints. Heat also would increase the pain by increasing circulation to the area.
Diversional activities would not relieve the pain.
270. Dental Care
The nurse should instruct the mother that proper dental care for a toddler is important. It is important to instruct
the mother to substitute sweets with healthy food items to prevent dental caries. The first dental visit should be...
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- Spring '14
- Sudden infant death syndrome, Shaken baby syndrome