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Cleft Palate Repair

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Your child is extremely upset following a cleft palate repair. What is the best way to comfort your child?

a. pacifier

b. rock/swaddle in favorite blanket

c. place child on stomach

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Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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What are your thoughts? AN is happy to help with homework or other questions, but we will not just outright do the work and give you the answer. Which one do you ​think it is and why?

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Well if its a nursing question, shouldnt the answer be rate their pain on a scale of 1-10, and then proceed to administer narcotics?

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loveofrn has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in MICU.

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Your child is extremely upset following a cleft palate repair. What is the best way to comfort your child?

a. pacifier

b. rock/swaddle in favorite blanket

c. place child on stomach

Here is my breakdown

You cant put an object on the child's mouth because the child is just recovering from surgery. so thiis is a no-no

I will go with B because of the word "favorite blanket"

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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Here is my breakdown

You cant put an object on the child's mouth because the child is just recovering from surgery. so thiis is a no-no

I will go with B because of the word "favorite blanket"

You're not supposed to give the answer. You're supposed to help the OP figure out the answer on their own.

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KelRN215 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pedi.

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Well if its a nursing question, shouldnt the answer be rate their pain on a scale of 1-10, and then proceed to administer narcotics?

Not necessarily. The question says the baby is upset. Babies cry for reasons other than pain. Maybe he was already medicated in the PACU. We don't know. Babies also can't rate their pain on a 0-10 scale. You COULD use the FLACC scale to assess pain. Again, the question doesn't even say that narcotics were prescribed for this baby. Don't make up parts of the scenario that aren't there. With the given choices, only one is correct.

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flyersfan88 specializes in Trauma, Orthopedics.

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Not necessarily. The question says the baby is upset. Babies cry for reasons other than pain. Maybe he was already medicated in the PACU. We don't know. Babies also can't rate their pain on a 0-10 scale. You COULD use the FLACC scale to assess pain. Again, the question doesn't even say that narcotics were prescribed for this baby. Don't make up parts of the scenario that aren't there. With the given choices, only one is correct.

I think it was supposed to be a very tongue in cheek response...;)

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Esme12 has 40 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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Welcome!

Loveofrn has been very nice and given you the answer. However allnurses strives to help you be the best nurse you can be and we ask all students to tell us what they think first.

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