Virtual Pediatric Hospital: ElectricAirway: Upper Airway Problems in Children
ElectricAirway: Upper Airway Problems in Children: Croup Syndromes
Answer to 12
Donna M. Santer, M.D., Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Peer Review Status: Externally Peer Reviewed by Lauren D Holinger, MD, Robert J. Winter, MD and the AMA
The answer is D. This patient is in no distress currently and can be discharged home, but a period of observation before discharge is prudent. Home instructions, as previously mentioned, are extremely important when the patient is discharged (Procedure D) Institution of cool mist humidification (Procedure B) or racemic epinephrine treatment by nebulizer (Procedure A) should be used when patients are symptomatic.
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