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Thermometer Fever after 12 hours of surgery

The intern on call is summoned at 2:00 am to evaluate a 24-year-old postsurgical man with a fever. The patient is 12 hours postappendectomy. There were no complications during surgery; the appendix had not ruptured. On arrival at the patient's bedside, he is sleeping comfortably. His vital signs are blood pressure 110/80 mm Hg, heart rate 65 beats/min, respiratory rate,14 breaths/min, and temperature 38.6°C (101.5°F). He is easily awakened and without complaints. The surgical wound site is cool to the touch and without drainage. What would most likely have prevented his fever?

A. Drainage tube placement
B. Incentive spirometry
C. Laparoscopic appendectomy
D. Mini dose heparin
E. Postoperative prophylactic antibiotics
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B. Incentive Spirometry to improve lung function ... Atelectesis MCC of postoperative fever...
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I would go with B.
what's the answer?
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the ans is B for prevention of atelectasis
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answer is b....

what type of prevention it would be:
primary, secondary or tertiary?
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answer is b....

what type of prevention it would be:
primary, secondary or tertiary?
primary prevention?
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primary prevention?
yes it should be primary prevention...
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yes it should be primary prevention...
Would I be a complete lazy human if I asked you for a simple explanation of what each one is?

Just a simple one liner will do.

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