Classified into four categories based on the severity of the symptoms mild

Classified into four categories based on the severity

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night and early morning. Classified into four categories based on the severity of the symptoms mild, moderate and severe persistent, the categories provide appropriate care in a step-wise approach. Especially likely to be prevalent amongst African Americans - leading cause of child abseentism from schools, children have their first symptoms before age 4 or 5 years old. 3.) Review symptomology for cystic fibrosis: Meconium ileus ( Abdominal distention, vomiting, failure to pass stools, rapid development of dehydration), GI manifestations ( voracious appetite, weight loss, marked tissue wasting, failure to grow, distended abdomen, thin extremities, sallow skin, anemia, low fat soluble vitamins. Pulmonary manifestations (1 signs: wheezy respirations, dry non-productive cough,. Eventually: dyspnea, paroxysmal cough,
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Quiz #4 Study Guide obstructive emphysema, patchy areas of atelectasis, overinflated –barrel chested, cyanosis, clubbing of the finger and toes, repeated episodes of bronchitis and bronchopneumonia) - What nursing interventions : Accurate assessment of the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems. Pulmonary assessment, lung sounds observation of cough, increased or decreased fatigued caused by activity. GI assessment covers stools, abdominal distention and weight loss, muscle wasting, pallor anorexia, decreased activity. Interview family members to get a history of the disease, assess feeding and stooling - Nurse has to assess the patient’s tolerance to percussion treatment, administer aerosol therapy as prescribed by the provider, other assessments as expressed above, encourage the compliance with the therapeutic regimen, make sure to monitor diet and make necessary appointments in order to maintain appropriate weight. Support the family and the child in dealing with chronic disease, assess for depression, anxiety and other conditions. - Family teaching you might do : teaching of the family should be focused on the education and the nutritious meals with tolerated fat, increased protein and carbs. Infants and young children the enzymes can be mixed with pureed food or apple sauce. Another important teaching point for parents is educating them in the proper technique for the removal of mucus and how often it has to be performed which is every day, parents can even be taught how to administer medications through the IV line. Teach the family about medication side effects, education on self- blood glucose monitoring. 4.) Review Hirschsprung’s disease: Mechanical Obstruction from inadequate mobility of the intestine, this disease is more common in men than in women. The pathophysiology is related to the absence of ganglion cell in the portion of the intestine that is affected which causes a decrease of the enteric system circulation which decreases the ability of the sphincter to relax
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