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the airborne route. The virus usually is transferred by the hands, and meticulous hand washing is necessary to decrease the spread
of organisms. The infant with RSV is isolated in a single room or placed in a room with another child with RSV. Enteric
precautions are not necessary.
74. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) ± Ribavirin (Virazole) is an antiviral respiratory
medication used mainly for hospitalized children with severe RSV. Administration is via hood, face mask, or oxygen tent.
Ribavirin is not administered orally, intramuscularly, or subcutaneously.
75. Asthma Asthma ± Decreased wheezing in a child with asthma may be interpreted incorrectly as a positive sign when it may
actually signal an inability to move air. A ³silent chest´ is an ominous sign during an asthma episode. With treatment, increased 5 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81.
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87. 88. 89. 90. wheezing actually may signal that the child¶s condition is improving. Warm, dry skin indicates an improvement in condition,
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