Sunday, August 12, 2007

True or False

TRUE or FALSE. Following a craniotomy, a client's head should be elevated 45 degrees.

False. Following neurosurgery, an elevation of 30 degrees is the optimum position to reduce ICP, facilitate respiration and aid venous drainage from the brain. Placing the client's head at 45 degrees may increase hip flexion and may contribute to increased ICP.

TRUE or FALSE. The herb milk thistle is used to treat gallstones, liver cirrhosis and psoriasis.


TRUE or FALSE. Otosclerosis is a disease of ear bone degeneration that most commonly develops in later adult life.

False. It most commonly develops during the teen or early adult years.

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