Posted: June 16th, 2017
During preoperative teaching for a female client who will undergo subtotal thyroidectomy, the nurse should include which statement?
A. “The head of your bed must remain flat for 24 hours after surgery.”
B. “You should avoid deep breathing and coughing after surgery.”
C. “You won’t be able to swallow for the first day or two.”
D. “You must avoid hyperextending your neck after surgery.”
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