Management of Child with Bacterial Pneumonia
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Management of Child with Bacterial Pneumonia

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What is a common symptom of a child with bacterial pneumonia?

Rapid and shallow respirations

What should the family do if the child with bacterial pneumonia has a poor appetite for a few days?

Encourage oral fluids

Which antibiotic is widely used for outpatient management of infants and children younger than 5 years of age with bacterial pneumonia?

Oral amoxicillin

What is a primary nursing intervention for managing a child with bacterial pneumonia?

<p>Providing oxygen administration</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which symptom should the family observe for in a child with bacterial pneumonia?

<p>Worsening symptoms</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following infectious agents is commonly associated with severe lower respiratory tract illness or croup in infants?

<p>Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a common symptom that may precede other signs of infection by several hours in children?

<p>Vomiting</p> Signup and view all the answers

For infants and young children with respiratory illness and secretions, what is recommended before feeding to help with breathing?

<p>Instill nasal saline drops and suction passages</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key factor in reducing the temperature and minimizing dehydration in children with respiratory infections?

<p>Encouraging cool liquids</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which viral agent can produce a mild illness in older children but cause severe lower respiratory tract illness in infants?

<p>Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What should parents avoid sharing with their children who have respiratory tract infections?

<p>Medications</p> Signup and view all the answers

In children with pharyngitis, what symptom may be present even if no exudate is visible on the tonsils or pharynx?

<p>Anterior cervical lymphadenopathy</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the most common cause of acute pharyngitis in children?

<p>Viral infection</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which medication is commonly used to treat uncomplicated cases of bronchiolitis?

<p>Supplemental oxygen</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a typical symptom of lower respiratory tract infections in children?

<p>Decreased breath sounds</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary nursing function in the care of children with laryngotracheobronchitis (LTB)?

<p>Continuous observation and accurate assessment of respiratory status</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the most effective pharmacological treatment for acute pharyngitis caused by GABHS?

<p>Antibiotics</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary symptom of influenza in children?

<p>Fever</p> Signup and view all the answers

What should parents do to prevent complications or recurrence of lower airway infections in children?

<p>Educating parents about antibiotic therapy</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a significant risk associated with severe lower airway obstruction in children?

<p>Hypoxia and respiratory failure</p> Signup and view all the answers

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