pediatrics asthma antibiotics


  • Do you recommend a limited or an involved use of antibiotics in treatment of these diseases 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?

Possible References:

Burns, C., Dunn, A., Brady, M., Starr, N., Blosser, C. (2016). Pediatric primary care: A handbook for nurse practitioners, (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders. ISBN:9780323243384

Goolsby, M. J. & Grubbs, L. (2014). Advanced assessment: Interpreting findings and formulating differential diagnoses, (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis. ISBN: 9780803643635

Hay, W., Levin, M., Deterding, R. Abzug, M. & Sondheimer, J. (2014). Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Pediatrics, (23rd ed.). Mc-Graw Hill. ISBN: 9780071848541

Chiocca, E. M., (2014). Advanced Pediatric Assessment (set ebook) (2nd ed.). Springer Publishing. ISBN: 9780826128683

Chiocca, E.M., (2014). Study Guide to Accompany Advanced Pediatric Assessment, (2nd ed.). Springer Publishing Company. ISBN: 9780826161772

Krowchuk, D., Hagan, J.F., Shaw, J.S., & Duncan, P. (Eds.). (2016). Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, (4th ed.). Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health.

Taketoma, C.K., Hodding, J.H., and Kraus, D.M. (2014). Pediatric Dosage Handbook, (21st ed.). Cleveland, OH: Lexi-Comp, Inc. ISBN: 9781591953371. (This book can be viewed and/or purchased online:


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