The ear should not be irrigated with normal saline

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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. 72. epiglottitis 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. 73. Bronchiolitis Bronchiolitis ± Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a highly communi...
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