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infectious resp. illness.
what does the tx for viral tonsillitis?
warm salt gargles
what is amoxcillin?
what med is usually given to drop fever and pain in a child with tonsillitis?
you assess a child that has tachycardia and restlessness. he just had his tonsils taken out. why is he like that?
bleeding at surgical site.
mom asks when should be a time to call the HCP after they go home from tonsillectomy?
when you see bright, red blood
doesn't want to eat
increase in pain
signs of infection
what is the BP of a child in the late stages of shock?
what is the pulse of a child that may have a hemorrhage?
infants b/w _ and _ months of age are at an increased risk d/t decrease of maternal antibodies acquired at birth and lack of antibody protection.
viral infections are more common in ____ and ____.
toddlers and preschoolers.
what is nasopharyngitis? how long does it last?
common cold. self limiting virus. 7-10 days.
what is pharyngitis? caused by what? what does it look like?
pain when swallowing.
what is bacterial tracheitis? what does it look like?
infection of the lining of the trachea.
thick, purulent drainage that can block airway.
what is bronchitis? what does it look like?
URI with inflammation of airways. guy has persistent cough d/t inflammation
what is bronchiolitis? what does it looks like?
mostly caused by RSV. affects the bronchi and bronchioles. guy has:
coughing that progresses into wheezing, breathing fast, nasal flaring, retractions, cyanosis.
how is epi used in resp therapy?
vasocontriction of submucosa and decrease edema.
what is a corticosteroid used for in resp. therapy?
what type of drug is Decadron of Rhinocort? what is a nursing consideration concerning these types of drugs?
rinse mouth. don't want thrush.
a child with epiglottitis will have trouble talking, swallowing and will drool. also will have a ___ fever and will they have a cough?
high fever. no cough.