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    Epiglottitis

    Acute epiglottitis and associated upper airway obstruction has significant morbidity and mortality and may cause respiratory arrest and death.

    5 Epiglottitis Nursing Care Plans

    Nursing care planning goals of a child with epiglottitis consists in providing the child with immediate emergency care to avoid the development of further complications. Here are five (5) nursing care plans (NCP) for epiglottitis.

    Tonsillitis and Adenoiditis

    Tonsillitis is the inflammation of the pharyngeal tonsils; the inflammation usually extends to the adenoid and the lingual tonsils.

    5 Near-Drowning Nursing Care Plans

    Therapeutic goals for a client who has nearly drowned include providing adequate oxygenation, maintaining a patent airway, maintaining cerebral perfusion, continuous monitoring, providing rewarming methods, and absence of complications.

    7 Tracheostomy Nursing Care Plans

    Nursing care objectives for a client who had undergone tracheostomy includes maintaining a patent airway through proper suctioning of secretions, providing an alternative means of communication, providing information on tracheostomy care, and preventing the occurrence of infection.

    Antifungals

    Antifungals are used to treat mycosis, or infections caused by fungi.

    Anti-Infective Drugs

    Anti-infective agents are drugs utilized to exert effect on invading foreign organisms on the body, especially those which can cause infection.

    Antineoplastic Agents

    Antineoplastic agents comprise one aspect of chemotherapy.

    Antibiotics 

    Antibiotics are agents made from living microorganisms, synthetic manufacturing, and genetic engineering that are used to inhibit specific bacteria.

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