LARYNGOTRACHEOBRONCHITIS and Nursing Role

LARYNGOTRACHEOBRONCHITIS
LARYNGOTRACHEOBRONCHITIS

It is an acute inflammation of the larynx,trachea and bronchi.

Clinical manifestation:
Fever, severe dyspnea,dificulty in inspiratory phase, later on difficulty in expiratory phase, hoarseness of voice, chest retraction,cyanosis,cough with exudates.

Diagnosis:
History and clinical examination confirmed by laboratory examination of the exudates.

Treatment :
1. Humidified oxygen.
2. Patent airway e.g:tracheotomy.
3. Antibiotics.
4. Increase fluid intake (parenteral).

Responsibility of the nurse:

1- Observe the child for any indication of increase fatigue or respiratory distress.
2- Reporting to the physician the occurrence of increase restlessness (R.R,P.R,Temp,dyspnea,chest retraction).

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