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Module 6 - Respiratory Infections

Goal:

Students will gain knowledge and clinical skills to diagnose and manage a variety of pediatric respiratory infections in the outpatient pediatric setting.

Objectives:

Following the pediatric outpatient rotation, the student will be able to:

  1. Measure and interpret the rate, pattern and effort of breathing
  2. Identify signs of respiratory distress e.g. grunting, flaring, and retraction
  3. Identify normal breath sounds and findings consistent with respiratory pathology such as stridor, wheezing, rhonchi, and crackles  (rales)
  4. Identify transmitted upper airway sounds
  5. Describe the difference between upper and lower airway infections/diseases
  6. Name treatment options for these various infections:  viral URI, sinusitis, croup, pertussis, pneumonia, bronchiolitis

Resources:

2013 AAP Guidelines - sinusitis

2014 AAP Guidelines - bronchiolitis

CDC:  Pertussis

Videos:

retractions

breath sounds           

croup

pertussis

bronchiolitis

reviewed 12/2015