Pediatric Respiratory Nursing Care Quiz

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Which structure in infants is not fully developed, making them more susceptible to infections?

Sinuses

What is a characteristic of the respiratory system in children that increases the risk of lower airway obstruction?

Narrower bronchi and bronchioles

What is a common observation in children with respiratory illness that indicates a potential risk of hypoxemia?

Cyanosis

What type of breathing is typically observed in children less than 7 years of age?

Abdominal breathing

What is a common physical assessment finding in children with respiratory illness that may indicate airway obstruction?

Stridor

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Respiratory System in Infants and Children

  • In infants, the immune system is not fully developed, making them more susceptible to infections.
  • In children, the narrower diameter of the airways increases the risk of lower airway obstruction.
  • A common observation in children with respiratory illness that indicates a potential risk of hypoxemia is nasal flaring.
  • Diaphragmatic breathing is typically observed in children less than 7 years of age.
  • A common physical assessment finding in children with respiratory illness that may indicate airway obstruction is wheezing or stridor.

Test your knowledge on nursing care for children with respiratory disorders in this quiz. Learn about assessment, nursing diagnosis, and common respiratory illnesses in children.

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