Post-operative nursing care of a child with cleft lip, Biology

Post-operative Care 

The goals of care during post-operative period include: 

  1. Prevent the baby from sucking and crying to avoid tension on suture line. 
  2. Give proper position (Never place the baby on abdomen) 
  3. Proper cleaning of  the suture line to prevent crust formation which can lead to scarring. 
  4. Prevent injury to operative site by applying proper restraints.
  5. Meet the emotional needs of child by cuddling and affection. 

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