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Rhinitis:

Inflammation of nasal mucosa
“Hay fever” or “allergies”

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Manifestations- allergic rhinitis

Headache
Nasal irritation and congestion
Sneezing and rhinorrhea

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Manifestations – viral / bacterial rhinitis

Same as allergic rhinitis
Also systemic – sore/ dry throat, low-grade fever, malaise

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Interventions of Rhinitis

Antihistamines, leukotriene inhibitors, mast cell stabilizers
Decongestants
Antipyretics
Antibiotics
Supportive therapy
Complementary and alternative therapy – vitamin C, zinc

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Sinusitis:

Inflammation of sinus mucous membranes
Usually caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Diplococcus, Bacteroides

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Manifestations of Sinusitis:

Pain
Purulent nasal drainage
Fever
Erythema
Swelling
Fatigue
Dental pain
Ear pressure

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Nonsurgical management of Sinusitis:

Broad-spectrum antibiotics
Analgesics (pain and fever)
Decongestants
Steam humidification
Hot/wet packs over sinus area
Nasal saline irrigations
Increased fluids

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Pharyngitis:

Sore throat is common inflammation of pharyngeal mucous membranes
Odynophagia, dysphagia, fever, hyperemia
Viral versus Bacterial

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Strep throat can lead to serious medical complications!

Screen with Rapid Antigen Test (RAT)
Results in 15 minutes
-Epiglottitis is rare complication

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Tonsillitis :

Inflammation/infection of tonsils and lymphatic tissues
Contagious airborne infection, usually bacterial
Antibiotics for 7-10 days
Surgical intervention

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Peritonsillar Abscess (PTA)

-Complication of acute tonsillitis
-Manifestations:
Pus causing one-sided swelling with deviation of the uvula
Trismus and difficulty breathing
Bad breath, swollen lymph nodes

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Peritonsillar Abscess (PTA): Treatment

Percutaneous needle aspiration of abscess
Antibiotics

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Laryngitis

Inflammation of mucous membranes lining the larynx; possible edema of vocal cords

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Signs & symptoms of Laryngitis:

Acute hoarseness, dry cough, difficulty swallowing, temporary voice loss (aphonia)

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Laryngitis Treatment focused on relief and prevention:

Voice rest, steam inhalation, increased fluid intake, throat lozenges
Reduce use of tobacco and alcohol

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Influenza

Highly contagious acute viral respiratory infection

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Influenza Signs& Symptoms

Severe headache, muscle ache, fever, chills, fatigue, weakness, anorexia

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Influenza: Vaccination is advisable
Who?

People older 50 yearly vaccines because they are at risk

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Influenza: Antiviral agents may be effective if

started within 24-48 hours of symptoms

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Pandemic Influenza:

“Spanish Influenza”
Mostly prevalent among animals and birds; virus can mutate, becoming infectious to humans
Example: H1N1 (swine flu)

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Pandemic Influenza: Treatment

Strict isolation precautions
Antiviral drugs
-Oseltamivir (Tamiflu), zanamivir (Relenza)

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Pneumonia:

-Excess fluid in lungs resulting from inflammatory process
-Inflammation triggered by infectious organisms, inhalation of irritants
-Inflammation occurs in interstitial spaces, alveoli
-WBC’s to infection site

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Pneumonia S&S:

Reduces gas exchange, leads to hypoxia
Septicemia
Atelectasis- alveolar collapse

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Risk for Pneumonia:

Community-acquired infectious pneumonia
Nosocomial or Health care-acquired

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Pneumonia: Community-acquired infectious pneumonia:

Older adult; never received vaccine or >5 years
Did not receive influenza previous year
Chronic health problems
Exposure to influenza or respiratory viral
Tobacco use/ secondhand, alcohol

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Pneumonia: Nosocomial

Older adult, chronic lung disease
Gram-negative colonization (mouth, throat, stomach)
Altered LOC, recent aspiration, poor nutrition
Presence of ET tube, NG, Trach
Immunocompromised, mechanical ventilation (VAP)

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Clinical Manifestations of Pneumonia:

Increased respiratory rate- dehydration
Dyspnea
Hypoxemia
Cough
Purulent
Vital signs
Lung sounds
Myalgia
Tripod position

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Interventions of Pneumonia:

Hand washing
Sterile water for NG
Aspiration precautions
Oxygen
Incentive spirometry
Smoking education

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Lab assessments for Pneumonia:

Gram stain, culture and sensitivity of sputum
CBC
ABGs
Serum BUN
Electrolytes
Creatinine

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Imaging & Diagnostic Assessment fir Pneumonia:

Chest x-ray
Pulse oximetry
Transtracheal aspiration
Bronchoscopy