Unformatted text preview: administered for the full 10- to 14-day prescribed course. The ear should not be irrigated with normal saline because it
can further exacerbate the inflammation. Antihistamines are not recommended.
71. Bronchiolitis w/ Dehydration
Dehydration - Weight is the most reliable method of measurement of body fluid loss or gain.
A weight change of 1 kg represents 1 L of fluid loss or gain. Although options 2, 3, and 4 identify components of the assessment
for dehydration, these are not the most reliable determinants, because they require more subjective interpretation than weight,
which is more objectively determined.
Epiglottitis - Clinical manifestations suggestive of airway obstruction include tripod positioning (leaning
forward while supported by arms, chin thrust out, mouth open), nasal flaring, tachycardia, a high fever, and a sore throat. Option
4 is an incorrect position. Options 1 and 3 are incorrect because epiglottitis causes a high fever and tachycardia.
Bronchiolitis ± Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a highly communi...
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