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Decreasing stimuli in the environment by providing a quiet environment with dimmed lightingwould decrease the stress on the cerebral tissue and neuron responses. Hearing loss and urineoutput are not affected. Changing the body position every 2 hours would not affect the cerebraledema directly. The child should be positioned with the head elevated to decrease theprogression of the cerebral edema and promote drainage of cerebrospinal fluid.18.The nurse develops a plan of care for a child at risk for tonic-clonic seizures. In the planof care, the nurse identifies seizure precautions and documents that which item(s) need tobe placed at the child's bedside?A.Emergency cartB.Tracheotomy setC.Padded tongue bladeD.Suctioning equipment and oxygenRational:A seizure results from the excessive and unorganized neuronal discharges in the brainthat activate associated motor and sensory organs. A type of generalized seizure is a tonic-clonicseizure. This type of seizure causes rigidity of all body muscles, followed by intense jerkingmovements. Because increased oral secretions and apnea can occur during and after the seizure,oxygen and suctioning equipment are placed at the bedside. A tracheotomy is not performedduring a seizure. No object, including a padded tongue blade, is placed into the child's mouthduring a seizure. An emergency cart would not be left at the bedside, but would be available inthe treatment room or nearby on the nursing unit.
19.A lumbar puncture is performed on a child suspected to have bacterial meningitis, andcerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is obtained for analysis. The nurse reviews the results of theCSF analysis and determines that which results would verify the diagnosis?

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