Call us

Infectious diseases -Nursing

Order this Paper

As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
perform research on the following:
� Assessment, diagnostic testing, and management of infectious conditions in a pediatric patient
� Differential diagnoses for presentation of symptoms involving infectious diseases in pediatric patients
After completing your research, consider this scenario:
An eighteen-month-old child, well-known to your practice, presents with a seven-day history of fever ranging from 101 to 104.7 degrees Fahrenheit. On the fourth day of the fever, the emergency department had performed the following tests:
� A blood and urine culture
� A complete blood count
� A comprehensive metabolic panel
The culture reports were found to be negative.
Today, the vitals of the child are the following:
� Temperature: 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit
� Heart rate: 120 beats/minute
� Respiratory rate: 20 breaths/minute
� Blood pressure: 90/40
Physical examination of the child indicates the following positive findings:
� Injected conjunctiva
� Palmar redness
� Magenta-colored lips
� Red macula
� Excoriating rashes in the diaper area
On the basis of the above information, respond to the following:
� What will be your differential diagnoses for this patient?
� What specific physical exam findings support these differential diagnoses?
� Of the differential diagnoses you listed, which would be the most concerning?
� What additional diagnostic tests will you recommend? Why?
� What would be your focus for caregiver education?

Order this Paper

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed.

Powered by WordPress | Designed by: Premium WordPress Themes | Thanks to Themes Gallery, Bromoney and Wordpress Themes