Peds – Eye, Ear and Throat
This content is in Saunders.
Sixth Edition – Page 468 – Questions are on page 471
Seventh Edition – Page – 457 Questions are on page 460
Strabismus – Squint / Cross eye
Normal finding in infants but should not be present after about 4 months.
Conjunctivitis – “pink eye”
Infection control is very important.
Questions (eye disorders) – https://nurseslabs.com/nclex-exam-eye-disorders-care-26-items/
Tonsillitis and Adenoiditis –
Post op frequent swallowing could indicate bleeding.
- Stay calm
- Have the child sit (not lying down).
- Apply continuous pressure for ten minutes to the nose with thumb and forefinger.
- Insert cotton into each nostril – use ice to the bridge of nose if bleeding persists.