The client has just had ear surgery. What are some nursing interventions to prevent complications? Select all that apply.

 

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- Change the dressing frequently.

- Teach the client to avoid nose blowing, sneezing, and coughing

- Observe for vertigo.

- Apply pressure if bleeding is noted.

- Observe for facial nerve damage

Rationale

Following ear surgery, the dressing should be reinforced but not changed. Teach the client to avoid nose blowing, sneezing, and coughing. Observe for vertigo and facial nerve damage. Do not apply pressure if bleeding and instead notify the surgeon immediately. Position on the unaffected side to avoid swelling.

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