NCLEX RN Practice Question # 413

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BRONCHITIS

 Description

  • Inflammation of the trachea and bronchi; may be referred to as tracheobronchitis
  • Usually occurs in association with an upper respiratory infection
  • Is usually a mild disorder; causative agent is most often viral

 Assessment

  • Fever
  • Dry, hacking, and nonproductive cough that is worse at night and becomes productive in 2 to 3 days

Interventions

  • Treat symptoms as necessary.
  • Monitor for respiratory distress.
  • Provide cool, humidified air to the child.
  • Encourage increased fluid intake; child may drink beverages that he or she likes as long as the respiratory status is stable.
  • Administer antipyretics for fever as prescribed.
  • Cough suppressants may be prescribed to promote rest.

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