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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: ElectricAirway: Upper Airway Problems in Children: Case 2 ElectricAirway: Upper Airway Problems in Children

Case 2

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
A 6-month-old female is rushed to your emergency room after the terrified parents are awakened by this sound (SOUND).

7. A classic history by these terrified parents would reveal? (ANSWER)

8. You do a complete physical examination and notice the child is tachypneic, and has mild tracheal tugging and intercostal retractions. What is the best treatment procedure that should be instituted now? (ANSWER)

Procedure A icon gif Procedure B icon gif Procedure C icon gif

9. Your patient is now more tachypneic, with intermittent stridor, mild to moderate tracheal tugging, and nasal flaring, but has normal mentation. What is the best treatment procedure that should be instituted now? (ANSWER)

Procedure A icon gif Procedure B icon gif Procedure C icon gif

10. The treatment you instituted in Question 9 worked and in less than 30 minutes your patient appears well and the parents are relieved. You should now: (ANSWER)

11. During this patient encounter, you did not obtain an x-ray. If you had, you would expect what classic radiographic sign to be present? (ANSWER)

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