NURS6501Week6.pdf - NURS 6053 Advanced Pathophysiology Week 6 Initial Post Scenario Kevin is a 6-year-old male who was brought in for evaluation of a

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NURS 6053: Advanced Pathophysiology Week 6: Initial Post Scenario Kevin is a 6-year-old male who was brought in for evaluation of a deep cough. He has no significant medical history and developed the cough approximately a week ago. His parents say that it is a deep and barking cough, and at times he coughs so hard that he actually vomits. The cough is productive for mucus, but there is no blood in it. He has had a low-grade temperature but as his parents do not have a thermometer, they are not sure how high it got. Kevin’s mother says that they moved around a lot in his first 2 years and is not sure that his immunizations are current. Respiratory Alteration The lungs have a unique exposure to environmental stimulus, which impose an ongoing risk of toxic, infectious, and inflammatory insults (Hammer & McPhee, 2014). As Kevin is 6-year-old that seems to not be properly vaccinated, it is likely he can be diagnosed with croup.Croup is an
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