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what does the tx for viral tonsillitis?
- cool fluids
- 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
- difficulty breathing
- 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?
- strep. GABHS.
- inflamed throat.
- pain when swallowing.
- cervical lymphadenopathy
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.