A discussion of the specific information patients who have the selected disorder need to know

*2 Slides Only*

Pathopysiology Assignment-2 slides of power point only

1. U tube video link on power point2.

2 Slides  power point. only.

3. Pictures and be creative

4. Please use Advanced pathophysiology

5. Power point samples attached

  1. Keep it simple and make sure that the content that your are covering demonstrates to me that you understand the impact of the pathophysiological process that you are trying to educate your ‘patient about”. As a Nurse Practitioner you will on a daily basis be explaining complex diseases for your patients and it is imperative that you educate the patient with the underlying cause, outcomes and impact on their lives using the foundation pathophysiology as your guide.

BEFORE SUBMITTING the make absolutely certain that your that your work contains:

  1. Some information of interest about the disorder could historical facts
  2. A description of the manifestations of the disorder with an explanation as to the cause of these manifestations (MAKE SURE THAT YOUR EXPLANATION OF THE CAUSE OF THE MANIFESTATIONS IS PRESENTED USING PATHO TO EXPLAIN WHY!!!).
  3. A description of the abnormal diagnostic testing with a discussion of the causes of the abnormal test results (MAKE SURE THAT THE CAUSES OF THE ABNORMAL DIAGNOSTIC TESTING IS PRESENTED USING PATHO TO EXPLAIN WHY!!!)

A discussion of the treatment plan and/alternative therapies with potential expectations of the treatment plan etc.

  1. A discussion of the specific information patients who have the selected disorder need to know (make sure this is evidence-based information where applicable)Epiglottitis is a life-threatening infection. It causes sudden swelling of the epiglottis. The epiglottis can become so large that it blocks the windpipe, making it hard to breathe and can cause death.

    Causes of Epiglottitis


    Epiglottitis is caused by Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) bacteria. Hib can cause a number of serious infections, such as pneumonia and meningitis.

    It spreads in the same way as the cold or flu virus.

    The bacteria are in the tiny droplets of saliva and mucus propelled into the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. We catch the infection by breathing in these droplets or, if the droplets have landed on a surface or object, by touching the surface and then touching your face or mouth.

    During Sudden Airway Obstruction Epiglottitis

    Prefer sitting upright with neck extended and face tilted slightly upward in a “sniffing” position to be able to breathe

    While waiting for an ambulance, don‘t attempt to examine your child’s throat, place anything inside their mouth or lay them on their back make their symptoms worse.

    Keep them calm ,try not to cause panic or distress.

    Fatal if throat becomes completely blocked.

    Pressing on the tongue to look down the throat may cause the epiglottis to swell even more and further block the airway.

    Signs and symptoms

    fever with chills,

    high-pitched whistling sound when breathing (stridor),

    difficulty breathing,

    difficulty in swallowing


    refusing to eat,

    muffled or hoarse voice,

    scratchy and sore throat


    reduced when leaning forward

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