The Client with Cholecystitis

The Client with Cholecystitis nursing exam for your nursing review.

A cholecystectomy was performed in laparoscopic surgery. In the discharge teaching, which of the following instructions should the nurse include?

A. Empty the bile bag on a daily basis.

B. Breathe deeply into a paper bag if you become sick.

C. Leave the adhesive dressings on for 6 weeks.

D. Any incision with bile-colored drainage should be reported.

The correct answer is D. After surgery, there should be no bile-colored drainage coming from any of the incisions. A bile bag is not used in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Breathing deeply into a paper bag can save you from passing out from hyperventilation, but it will not help you feel better. The surgeon removes the adhesive dressings after 7 to 10 days, not 6 weeks if they haven’t already fallen off.

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