Nursing Care of the Child With a Respiratory Disorder

Gloria is an 8-year-old girl who is admitted to the pediatric unit with a history of cystic fibrosis and difficulty breathing. (Learning Objectives 3, 4, and 6)

a. What would the nurse know to include in the health history?

b. When conducting a physical assessment on Gloria, what will the nurse do in relation to the child’s cystic fibrosis?

c. What tests would the nurse expect to be ordered for Gloria?