Educating parents on their children’s disorder

Kaitlyn is a 4-year-old with a 2-day history of nasal congestion and cough in the early morning. Her mother reports thick, green nasal discharge. She is afebrile, and appetite and sleep are normal. Physical examination reveals: lungs clear to auscultation, tympanic membranes pearly gray without fluid in a neutral position, no cervical adenopathy, nasal turbinates are red, and clear rhinorrhea and postnasal drip.

To prepare:
• Review “Eye Disorders” and “Ear Disorders” in the Burns et al. text.
• Review and select one of the three case studies. Analyze the patient information, including the parent’s perspective.
• Consider a differential diagnosis for the patient in the case study you selected. Think about the most likely diagnosis for the patient.
• Think about a treatment and management plan for the patient. Be sure to consider appropriate dosages for any recommended pharmacologic and/or non-pharmacologic treatments.
• Consider strategies for educating parents on the child’s disorder and reducing any concerns/fears presented in the case study.

Post
**an explanation of the differential diagnosis for the patient in the case study above. **Explain which is the most likely diagnosis for the patient and why.
**Include an explanation of unique characteristics of the disorder you identified as the primary diagnosis.
**Then, explain a treatment and management plan for the patient, including appropriate dosages for any recommended treatments.
**Finally, explain strategies for educating parents on their child’s disorder and reducing any concerns/fears presented in the case study.