Week 6 Knowledge Check

uestion 13
1 out of 1 points

You are on call and receive a phone call from the parents of a 13-year-old known asthmatic. She has been having chest tightness and a worsening cough for 48 hours. She has significant nasal discharge that began 14 days ago and intermittent complaint of headache. She is now running a low-grade fever. Her peak flow the last 48 hours is 70–80% of personal best. Her temperature right now is 101.7°F. She is on salmeterol with corticosteroid (Advair) and PRN albuterol. Which of the following is most appropriate?

Selected Answer:
Correctb.
See her in the office in the morning and prescribe a 14-day course of amoxicillin plus the addition of a short course of oral steroids.

Answers:
a.
Continue home management with the use of inhaled beta agonists and inhaled corticosteroids, and add the use of oral antihistamine/decongestant combinations.

Correctb.
See her in the office in the morning and prescribe a 14-day course of amoxicillin plus the addition of a short course of oral steroids.

c.
See her in the office in the morning and prescribe a short course of oral steroids.

d.
Continue home management and add inhaled cromolyn sulfate.

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