|Summary of Clinical Scenario||Drug||Questions for students||Resources Required|
18 month old admitted to hospital following simple febrile illness.|
Red ears and throat and probable viral upper respiratory tract infection.
1. What is first line antipyretic agent?|
2. Calculate dose, complete Drug Kardex and prepare for administration.
3. When nurses try to administer drug, child screams and spits it out immediately. What should be done next?
• Medicine (syrup, suppository, tablet)
• Drug Kardex
• Discharge proforma
• Oral syringe
7 year old with chronic asthma who is admitted with a severe acute attack.|
Child regularly uses inhalers and oral medication.
Child responds poorly to treatment with oxygen, 'back-to-back' nebulisers and steroids.
1. What dose should be prescribed?|
2. What other information is needed?
3. Write a script for intravenous aminophylline infusion.
4. What monitoring is required?
5. Make up an intravenous aminophylline infusion.
• Intravenous Aminophylline ampoules (2)|
• Large 20-30 ml syringe & needles
• NaCl 0.9% 500 ml or 5% dextrose & fluid pump & associated giving set
• Filter needle
• 'Sharps box'