CASE STUDY SCENARIO Tony is an 11-year-old boy who has come to a local walk-in clinic with his mother.

CASE STUDY SCENARIO Tony is an 11-year-old boy who has come to a local walk-in clinic with his mother. He is having difficulty breathing with audible high-pitched wheezing. During the nursing assessment you observe that he becomes quickly fatigued and very short of breath while answering your questions. His mother reports that Tony was at the petting zoo that morning on a school retreat and since has developed worsening asthma symptoms. Before coming to the clinic, Tony used his Flovent (fluticasone) puffer but the symptoms did not alleviate. His mother tells the nurse that Tony has a blue puffer as well as the orange Flovent puffer but has not used the blue puffer today. While auscultating Tony’s lungs, the nurse hears expiratory wheezes throughout and decreased breath sounds into the bases. His vital signs are as follows: blood pressure 110/82; pulse 116; respiratory rate 39; oxygen saturation on room air is 88 % Tony is started on a Beta-adrenergic Agonist (B2-Agonist), salbutamol (Ventolin) nebulizer and 1ol of Oxygen via face mask PART 1: Questions Briefly describe asthma in a way that Tony and his mother would understand. Wwhat 1. pathophysiology is occurring which makes it difficult for Tony to breathe? What are some of the questions that you might ask Tony and his mother, when gathering 2. history, to get a better sense of what triggered Tony’s attack? Explain your answer. What is the highest priority nursing treatment for Tony? Explain your answer. 3. Practical Norsing Program/ Sheridan College NURS14178 Nursing Care 1 ASSIGNMENT 2-INDIVIDUAL 4 If Tony experiences a reduction in wheeze intensity while he’s in the clinic, does that mean he is improving? Why or why not? N W 3 4 NURS14178-Nursing Care 1 ASSIGNMENT 2-INDIVIDUAL 4. If Tony experiences a reduction in wheeze intensity while he’s in the clinic, does that mean he improving? Why or why not? What advice would you provide to Tony to prevent at least 4 with appropriate explanations. reduce the risk of future attacks? Discus 5 or 6. After assessing Tony, the physician advises him that he needs to have a written action plan. This is the first time Tony and his mother have heard of an action plan. How would you explain an action plan to Tony and his mother? 7. Explain some of the emotional and psychological issues Tony and his mother may experience How can you as a nurse support Tony and his mother to help them cope with this situation? PART 2: Teaching Plan N a

 
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