OnlineMedEd Shared "Ear Nose Throat Pathologies" - 12 Picmonics

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Ear Nose Throat Pathologies

Epiglottitis Assessment
Cause/Mechanism
Haemophilus Influenzae
Assessment
Drooling
Fever
Stridor
Restlessness
Dyspnea
Cough
Tripod Position
Considerations
Emergency Treatment
Do Not Examine Throat
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Epiglottitis Interventions
Interventions
Maintain Airway
Upright/Sitting Position
Humidified Oxygen
Intubation/Tracheostomy Supplies At Bedside
IV Antibiotics
Decrease Anxiety
Considerations
NPO
Vaccine
Restrain to Prevent Extubation
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Croup (Laryngotracheobronchitis)
Mechanism
Parainfluenza Virus
Assessment
3 Months to 3 Years
Nighttime
Barking Seal Cough
Inspiratory Stridor
Interventions
Cool Humidified Air
Dexamethasone
Racemic Epinephrine
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2 mins
Tonsillitis
Cause
Bacterial or Viral Inflammation
Assessment
Sore Throat
Dysphagia
Interventions
Throat Culture
Antibiotics
Tonsillectomy
Considerations
Often Streptococcus
Monitor for Acute Glomerulonephritis
Monitor for Rheumatic Heart Disease
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Tonsillectomy
Indications
Recurrent Tonsillitis
Considerations
Saline Gargles
Ice Chips
Monitor for Bleeding
Within 24 Hours
After 5-7 days
Soft Foods
Do Not Cough, Clear Throat, or Blow Nose
Do Not Use Straws
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2 mins
Otitis Media Interventions
Antipyretics
Analgesics
Antibiotics
Irrigation
Position on Affected Side
Myringotomy
Tympanostomy Tube
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2 mins
Otitis Media Assessment
Red or Bulging Tympanic Membrane
Ear Pain
Pulling at ear
Fever
Upper Respiratory Infection
Considerations
More Common in Young Children
Eustachian Tube Narrower
Conductive Hearing Loss
Smoking Increases Risk
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Streptococcus Pneumoniae Disease
Signs and Symptoms
Sickle Cell Anemia
Sepsis in Patients with Splenectomy
Rusty Sputum
MOPS
Meningitis
Otitis Media
Pneumonia
Sinusitis
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Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegeners) Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms
Lung Involvement
Cough
Hemoptysis
Chronic Sinusitis
Saddle Nose
Perforation of Nasal Septum
Otitis Media
Glomerulonephritis
Hematuria
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Moraxella catarrhalis
Characteristics
Gram-Negative
Diplococci
Oxidase-positive
Catalase-positive
Associated Infections
Otitis Media
Sinusitis
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Bronchitis
Laryngitis
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2 mins
Haemophilus Influenzae Disease
Disease
Pneumonia
Cherry Red Epiglottitis
Meningitis
Otitis Media
COPD Exacerbation
Thumbprint Sign (on X-ray)
Treatment
Rifampin Prophylaxis
Ceftriaxone
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2 mins
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Assessment
Mechanism
Viral Infection Affecting Epithelial Cells
Signs and Symptoms
Begins After a Upper Respiratory Infection
Copious Secretions
Coughing and Sneezing
Wheezing
Otitis Media or Conjunctivitis (Possible Ear or Eye Drainage)
Poor Feeding
Tachypnea
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