This week, complete the Aquifer case titled Pediatrics 13: 6-year-old female with chronic cough. This case can be found under Aquifer Family Medicine.
Apply information from the Aquifer case study to answer the following questions:
- Do you recommend a limited or an involved use of antibiotics in treatment of these disease(s) and other unconfirmed bacterial illnesses and why? What are the standards regarding the use of antibiotics in pediatric population, and what assessment findings would warrant prescribing an antibiotic for asthma symptoms?
- Using national guidelines and evidence-based literature, develop an Asthma Action Plan for this patient.
- Do the etiology, diagnosis, and management of a child who is wheezing vary according to the child’s age? Why or why not? Which objective of the clinical findings will guide your diagnosis? Why? When is a chest x-ray indicated in this case, in particular and pediatric population, in general
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