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The nurse needs to decrease parental overprotection

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Unformatted text preview: st and sleep times, and hyperextension of the infant¶s head could put pressure on the neck vertebrae, causing injury. 261. Seizures Parents are especially concerned about seizures that might go undetected during the night. The nurse needs to decrease parental overprotection and should suggest the use of a baby monitor at night. Options 1 and 3 identify parental understanding of the disorder. Option 4 is a common concern. The parents need to be reminded that, as the child grows, they cannot always observe their child, but that their knowledge of seizure activity and care are appropriate to minimize complications. 262. Imperforated Anus The appropriate position following surgical intervention for an imperforate anus is a side-lying position with the legs flexed, or a prone position to keep the hips elevated. These positions will reduce edema and pressure on the surgical site. Options 2, 3, and 4 will promote pressure at the surgical site. 263. Cleft Palate The mother should be instructed that straws, pacifiers, spoons, or fingers must be kept away from the child¶s mouth for 7 to 10 days after surgery....
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