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Paediatric Gastroenteristis Nursing Case Study
Pages 8 (2008 words)
PAEDIATRIC GASTROENTERITIS (name) (subject) (school) (date) Paediatric gastroenteritis Introduction The care of any patient is based on adequate assessment, diagnostic, planning, and intervention measures. Across the life-span, various guidelines are applicable for the care of patients.
The purpose of this study is to provide students with the opportunity to plan and organize care of a sick child and their family using clinical practice guidelines and other supporting literature, before participating in a simulation for recognition of the sick child. It shall consider the case of Kane, who is a young boy presenting to the emergency department with his parents. Upon admission, the records establish that Kane is a four year old male child who has been suffering for 24 hours (prior to consultation) from diarrhoea and vomiting. He is also: pale with peripheral warmth; with RR of 30/min (without wheezing on auscultation); HR of 140/min at rest; temperature of 39.4 degrees Celsius; with dry tongue; tearfulness; lethargy; and with weight at 15.4 kg. He has mild intermittent asthma managed with salbutamol prn. Parents express that the child has been vomiting sporadically, is not able to keep fluids down, and refuses to drink. He also has had four episodes of watery offensive stool in the last 12 hours PTC. The physician diagnosed the child with possible gastroenteritis, and the plan of care was to try fluids orally if tolerated and if not, to consider IV cannula. The child was admitted to the children’s ward and scheduled for reassessment after 12 hours. This study shall now consider two clinical guidelines related to paediatric gastroenteritis. ...
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