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P103

Respiratory problems are a frequent ED presentation for children.

Nurses need a structured approach for both initial and ongoing respiratory assessment.

Know & Show Assessment Tool: 

With an approved assessor in your E.D.:
Know

What aspects of a patient's appearance and behaviour might raise concern?

What are signs of increased work of breathing? (at least 5)

Intercostal, subcostal, sub sternal recession

  • Tracheal tug
  • Nasal flaring
  • Grunting
  • Head bobbing
  • Signs of cyanosis
  • Audible airway sounds

 

Describes different adventitious breath sounds and explain their clinical importance. Eg: stridor/wheeze/crackles.

Describes clinical signs of poor perfusion.

Explain or demonstrate appropriate management for paediatric patients presenting with croup, bronchiolitis and asthma.

Show

Demonstrate a structured respiratory assessment, including inspection and auscultation.

Describes lung sounds accurately.

Outcomes
Knowledge

Not yet able to correctly answer; or requires frequent prompting.

Able to correctly answer almost all questions with minimal prompting.

Answers correctly without prompting.

Skills Performance

Not yet correctly performing skill; or requires frequent prompting.

Performs correctly with some prompts and no critical errors.

Performs correctly without prompting.

Overall

Not yet completed.

Completed.

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