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Introduction: Respiratory Distress in the Pediatric Patient: Assessment and Intervention (02:28)


Respiratory distress comes from infection, allergies, trauma, or congenital anomalies and is a major problem facing children. There are numerous symptoms to look for when determining if an infant or small child is experiencing respiratory distress.

Respiratory Physical Assessment (02:27)

A physical evaluation is the best way to identify respiratory distress. Components include position and face; level of consciousness; cyanosis; breathing rate, rhythm, and effort; and chest shape and movement. Perform chest palpitations and percussion.

Respiratory Distress (02:33)

Respiratory distress is a compensated state of respiratory dysfunction where an infant will show signs of increased breathing rate or effort. Characterizations include tachypnea, hyperphnea, nasal flaring, and accessory muscle use. Learn conditions that cause respiratory failure.

Evaluating the Severity of Respiratory Distress (06:21)

Tools for determining the severity of respiratory distress include pulse oximetry, a transcutaneous CO2 monitor, and stethoscope. Follow the assessment of a normal pediatric patient and compare observations with patients in mild, moderate, and serious distress.

Nursing Interventions (02:31)

Hypoxemia or hypercarbia can occur without intervention. Optimize respiratory function before identifying the pathological process and providing further treatment. Other interventions include adequate nutrition and hydration, adequate positioning for rest, medications, cardiopulmonary monitoring, and pulse oximetry.

Credits: Respiratory Distress in the Pediatric Patient: Assessment and Intervention (00:46)

Credits: Respiratory Distress in the Pediatric Patient: Assessment and Intervention

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Respiratory Distress in the Pediatric Patient: Assessment and Intervention

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Respiratory pathologies due to infection, allergy, trauma, or congenital anomalies are one of the major problems affecting the health and well-being of children. Signs of distress must be recognized and assessed promptly. If distress is not promptly identified and interventions begun, respiratory failure and even cardiopulmonary arrest can follow. This program teaches nurses to identify important signs of pediatric respiratory distress, demonstrates steps of a pediatric respiratory assessment, and shows the different signs for mild respiratory distress and moderate to acute respiratory distress. It also considers red flags that can indicate acute pediatric distress.

Length: 18 minutes

Item#: BVL273937

Copyright date: ©2021

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