Case Study 2:
Kaitlyn is a 4-year-old with a 2-day history of nasal congestion and cough in the early morning. Her mother reports thick, green nasal discharge. She is afebrile, and appetite and sleep are normal. Physical examination reveals: lungs clear to auscultation, tympanic membranes pearly gray without fluid in a neutral position, no cervical adenopathy, nasal turbinates are red, and clear rhinorrhea and postnasal drip.
•Review “Eye Disorders” and “Ear Disorders” in the Burns et al. text.
•Review your selected case studies. Analyze the patient information, including the parent’s perspective.
•Consider a differential diagnosis for the patient in the case study you selected. Think about the most likely diagnosis for the patient.
•Think about a treatment and management plan for the patient. Be sure to consider appropriate dosages for any recommended pharmacologic and/or non-pharmacologic treatments.
•Consider strategies for educating parents on the child’s disorder and reducing any concerns/fears presented in the case study.
Post 1 to 2 page paper on : An explanation of the differential diagnosis for the patient in the case study you selected.
Explain which is the most likely diagnosis for the patient and why. Include an explanation of unique characteristics of the disorder you identified as the primary diagnosis.
Then, explain a treatment and management plan for the patient, including appropriate dosages for any recommended treatments.
Finally, explain strategies for educating parents on their child’s disorder and reducing any concerns/fears presented in the case study.
• Burns, C. E., Dunn, A. M., Brady, M. A., Starr, N. B., & Blosser, C. G. (2013). Pediatric primary care (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
◦Chapter 28, “Eye Disorders” (pp. 622–651)
◦Chapter 29, “Ear Disorders” (pp. 652–668)
American Academy of Pediatrics. (2004). Clinical practice guideline: Diagnosis and management of acute otitis media. Pediatrics, 113(5), 1451–1465.
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