Nursing Diagnosis for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Upper respiratory tract infections (URI or URTI) are the illnesses caused by an acute infection which involves the upper respiratory tract: nose, sinuses, pharynx or larynx. This commonly includes: tonsillitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, sinusitis, otitis media, and the common cold.


Nursing Diagnosis for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

  1. Ineffective breathing pattern related to the inflammatory process in the respiratory tract, pain.
  2. Ineffective airway clearance related to the mechanics of airway obstruction by secretions, inflammatory processes, increased production of secretions.
  3. Anxiety related to the disease experienced by children, hospitalization in children.

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