A patient is being discharged home after mastoid surgery. What topic should the nurse address in the patients discharge education?

Answer Explanation: Patients require instruction about medication therapy, such as analgesics and antivertiginous agents (e.g., antihistamines) prescribed for balance disturbance. OTC ear drops are not recommended and changes in facial nerve function are signs of a complication that needs to be addressed promptly. There is no need for serial audiometry testing.

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