MN553_U6_Create a communication plan for prescriptive and non-prescriptive drug therapies.
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Discussion: Mr. Smith brings his 4-year-old to your office with chief complaints of right ear pain, sneezing, mild cough, and low-grade fever of 100 degrees for the last 72 hours. Today, the child is alert, cooperative, and well hydrated. You note a mildly erythemic throat with no exudate, both ears mild pink tympanic membrane with good movement, lungs clear. You diagnose an acute upper respiratory infection, probably viral in nature. Mr. Smith is states that the family is planning a trip out of town starting tomorrow and would like an antibiotic just in case.
Create a communication plan for Mr. Smith and/or families for both prescriptive and non-prescriptive drug therapies. Describe what you would tell Mr. Smith and the child. Provide resources that Mr. Smith could access which would provide information concerning your decision.
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Acute respiratory infection (ARI) is a condition which affects the regular breathing accompanied by other complications. Patients who experience intense colds have a worse experience with ARI as it affects their upper respiratory tract with specific features like throat, nose, larynx, pharynx and bronchi. The most common types of URIS include pharyngitis, tracheobronchitis, epiglottitis and sinusitis (Health line, 2018). The infection can affect all individuals but it is much riskier while dealing with people suffering from immune system disorders, the elderly as well as children.
Causes of acute respiratory infection
There are several causes of both the lower and upper respiratory infections which range between viruses and bacteria.