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S118NUR231: Respiratory System- Tegan Smith Case Study- Nursing Assignment Help

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The following is a case study with four questions. You are required to respond to all four questions. Response to each question should not exceed 250 words, and the length of the entire assignment is 1000 words. Assignments are due at midnight. Any assignment submitted after midnight NT time incurs a penalty per working day

Tegan Smith Case

Tegan Smith is six years old living in Mount Buller Alpine Resort, Shire of Mansfield of Victoria Australia with her parents from 2017 May onwards. Her dad John Smith is a very popular sportsman and a first-class cross-country and downhill mountain biker. Her mother Christine Smith from Warragul (a town in Victoria) had the history of allergy, sinusitis and nasal polyps. After moving to Alpine Resort, Tegan wasperfectly OK, however recently experiencing allergic responses initially and then suffering from wheezing, fatigue, cough, stuffy nose, watery eyes, and postnasal drainage all of which began seven days ago.

Her parents took Tegan toMount Buller Medical Centre; she becomes increasingly dyspneic and more agitated despite treatment.Heart rate increases to 125 bpm, pulsusparadoxus increases to 30 mm Hg, respiratory rate increases to 35/min. Auscultation of the chest reveals moderate wheezing, which often ends expiratory. Rapidly forced expiration was also observedinaudible wheezing in few instances. After two-day admission,she was discharged home. Discharge medications included home nebulizer treatments and a metered dose inhaler (MDI). Respiratory ward clinical nurse Tania Herman explained how to use an MDI and focused on asthma education before discharge.

Focus on the Tegan’s case study above,

  1. Based on the information in the case study, which type of asthma is Tegan Smith likely to have suffered?
  2. Discuss the pathophysiological changes in asthma.
  3. Discuss different treatment options for asthma (Australian perspective).

List the standard asthma management education for parents and children before discharge(Australian perspective).

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