Apply the foundations of pediatric nursing when caring for clients with health alterations.


Client is discharged with these orders:



Describe the pathophysiology of bronchiolitis and identify the most common organism causing this infection. What laboratory testing can confirm your suspicion?

Describe the pathophysiology of PDA and why the history of PDA is significant in this scenario.

What risk factors place Vivi Mitchell at a greater risk for the development of bronchiolitis?

What are the characteristic signs/symptoms of bronchiolitis?

Vivi Mitchell been prescribed the following medications; acetaminophen, albuterol nebulizer, corticosteroids. Provide the rationale for why each medication has been included as part of her medical management and explain any potential contraindications related to these medications.

You are designing Vivi Mitchell’s plan of care. Identify two priority nursing diagnoses to include in your plan. For each nursing diagnosis, identify two SMART goals, and two interventions for each goal.

What short and long-term possible complications should the nurse anticipate?

What client education is appropriate for Vivi Mitchell as she is discharged from the after-care clinic?