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Unformatted text preview: the mother should be advised to avoid taking an oral temperature. Options 1, 2, and 4 are accurate measures to implement after cleft palate repair. 303. Esophageal Atresia Esophageal atresia with TEF represents a critical neonatal surgical emergency. While the infant is awaiting transfer to surgery, management centers on prevention of aspiration. The infant is kept supine or prone with the head of the bed elevated to decrease the chance of gastric secretions from entering the lungs. Intravenous fluids are essential. An NG tube must be in place and aspirated every 5 to 10 minutes to keep the proximal pouch clear of secretions. Monitoring the temperature and blood pressure are standard nursing interventions. 304. Hepatitis Assessment findings in a child with hepatitis include right upper quadrant tenderness and hepatomegaly. The stools will be pale and clay-colored, and urine will be dark and ³frothy.´ Jaundice may be present and will be best assessed in the sclerae, nailbeds, and mucous membranes. 305. Lead Poisoning Paint chips, soil contamin...
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