Oral pain medication

Recall Tiona, the child described in the chapter-opening vignette. She is a 5-year-old girl who was admitted to the hospital for a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A). Following Tiona’s operation, she refused to drink liquids because it hurt when she swallowed. After receiving intravenous pain medication, Tiona realized that she could swallow without too much pain and began to eat Popsicles and drink liquids. She was then switched to oral pain medication. Later in the day, Tiona was drinking liquids well enough that she was to be discharged home

1 What information should the nurse include iin the dis charge teaching plan for Tiona’s mother

  1. As Tiona and her mother are preparing to leave the hospital, Tiona states “I am going to be good so I do not have to come to the hospital anymore! How should the nurse respond?
  2. Tiona’s mother states that she is worried her daughter will not drink enough at home. What can the nurse suggest to Tiona’s motier to encourage her to drink fluids? What Symptoms of dehydration should Tiona’s mother watch for over the next few days? 4.Children Tiona’s age have many fears and stressors related to the hospital and surgery. How can Tiona’s mother assist her daughter to express her feelings about the hospital experience once she is home?

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