Soft Palate Cleft
Infection control Infection = the biggest threat during the healing process ▪ Visible infection = NO operation ▪ Invisible = apparently healthy → microorganisms in the nasal cavity, oro-, naso- and laryngopharynx and/or lungs. (Feco-oral cross infection = severe form, with often partial breakdown) Prevention = inoperative, before surgical cleaning, take a pus swap. Thereafter every 2nd day until hospital discharge. Change the antimicrobial drug according to the pus swap result.
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