Pediatric Eye, Ear and Throat Disorders : Nursing Course


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The following is an important teaching point for the parents of a child with frequent ear infections:

Always feed the child in an upright position

Rationale: Milk can cause irritation to the eustachian tubes and the child should always eat in an upright position, not laying down.


A child with conjunctivitis should stay out of school this long after antibiotic eyedrops are started:

1 day

Rationale: After 1 day of antibiotic eyedrops, the germs causing the pinkeye are altered to the point where they won't be contagious to others and the child can safely return to school.


One of the first signs of hemmorhage in a post-tonsillectomy child is:

Restlessness

Rationale:

A child with epiglottitis should be placed in the position:

Tripod

Rationale:

Strabismus is considered normal until the infant is this age:

4 months

Rationale:

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