Posted: January 3rd, 2018

Pediatric clinic : 4 important nursing priorities

A 3-year-old child comes to the pediatric clinic after the sudden onset of findings that include irritability, thick muffled voice, croaking on inspiration, hot to touch, sit leaning forward, tongue protruding, drooling and suprasternal retractions. What should the nurse do first?

A. Prepare the child for X-ray of upper airways
B. Examine the child’s throat
C. Collect a sputum specimen
D. Notify the healthcare provider of the child’s status

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