NURS6501.WEEK6.DISCUSSION.docx - Week 6 Main Post Respiratory System Respiratory Alterations in Children It is crucial for a healthcare practitioner to

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Week 6 Main Post Respiratory System Respiratory Alterations in Children It is crucial for a healthcare practitioner to fully understand the pathophysiology of respiratory disorders in order to appropriately diagnose and treat their patients. For the sake of this discussion, I am going to describe the disorder and the underlying respiratory alteration associated with the type of cough in scenario two. Then, I am going to explain the pathophysiology of the respiratory alteration. Lastly, I am going to explain how the factors of gender and genetics might impact the disorder. According to the given scenario number two for this week’s discussion; Kevin is a 6-year-old boy who is brought in for evaluation by his parents. The parents are concerned that he has a really deep cough that he just can’t seem to get over. The parents are concerned that about a week ago, Kevin developed a profound cough that is deep and sounds like he’s barking. Kevin also has occasional vomiting with productive cough. Additionally, his symptoms also include a low-grade temperature. All of this points me in the direction of croup. According to Huether & McCance (2017), croup is an acute laryngotracheitis and almost always occurs in children between 6 months and 5 years of age. In the case of Kevin, I believe he has a diagnosis of
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