Why are these exercises especially important for Mrs. Hogan? Mrs. Hogan, a 43-year-old woman, is admitted to your unit for cholecystectomy. You are responsible for teaching Mrs. Hogan deep breathing and coughing exercises.
A. They prevent postoperative atelectasis and pneumonia B. The incision in gallbladder surgery is in the subcostal area, which makes the client reluctant to take a deep breath and cough C. Because she is probably overweight and will be less willing to breathe, cough, and move postoperatively
The incision in gallbladder surgery is in the subcostal area, which makes the client reluctant to take a deep breath and cough-option a is true: the rationale for deep breathing and coughing is to prevent postoperative pulmonary complications such as pneumonia and atelectasis. however, the risk of pulmonary problems is somewhat increased in clients with biliary tract surgery because of their high abdominal incisions. option c assumes the stereotype of the person with gallbladder disease fair, fat and fory which is not necessarily the case. splinting the incision with the hands or a pillow is very helpful in controlling the pain during coughing.