Posted: July 11th, 2017
Gail is scheduled for a cholecystectomy. After completion of preoperative teaching, Gail states,”If I lie still and avoid turning after the operation, I’ll avoid pain. Do you think this is a good idea?” What is the best response?
1. “You’ll need to turn from side to side every 2 hours.”
2. “It’s always a good idea to rest quietly after surgery.”
3. “The doctor will probably order you to lie flat for 24 hours.”
4. “Why don’t you decide about activity after you return from the recovery room?”
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