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Pediatric Respiratory System: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Paula Ruedebusch

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    00:00 So, in review, the pediatric and adult airways differ anatomically and physiologically.

    00:06 The airway diameter can be easily compromised in pediatric patients.

    00:11 The upper airway anatomy can put children at increased risk for respiratory compromise.

    00:16 Due to an immature system, and large organs, infants compensate by increasing their respiratory rate in the setting of respiratory distress.

    00:23 Surfactant can be administered to premature babies to help expand the alveoli and prevent atelectasis.

    00:29 It's important to understand these differences to successfully manage a pediatric patient with a respiratory condition.

    00:35 Thank you for watching this lecture on the differences between the pediatric and adult respiratory systems.


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    The lecture Pediatric Respiratory System: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Paula Ruedebusch is from the course Respiratory Disorders – Pediatric Nursing.


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    1. Surfactant
    2. Cromolyn sodium
    3. Mometasone
    4. Prednisone

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     Paula Ruedebusch

    Paula Ruedebusch


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