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Cholera Treatment Workshop: Case Study (Questions)

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Case #1 (Video 03:03, Case Conclusion 05:00): weight 7 kg

Assessment

1. What signs of dehydration are present, if any?

2. What is the degree of dehydration: none, some, or severe?

Treatment

3. Outline your treatment plan for the first four hours.

4. What would you do if this child started vomiting?

5. What evidence would you look for that this child was adequately hydrated?

6. When would you feed this child? What would you give?

7. What antibiotic would you use? When would you give it?

8. What would you do once the child has adequate hydration?

9. How would you make a diagnosis of cholera in this child?

Case #2 (Video 05:00, Case Conclusion 6:38): weight 60 kg

Assessment

1. What signs of dehydration are present, if any?

2. What is the degree of dehydration: none, some, or severe?

Treatment

3. Outline your treatment plan for the first four hours.

4. What evidence would you look for that this man was adequately hydrated?

5. When would you stop IV therapy?

6. What antibiotic would you use? When would you give it?

7. What complications do you need to watch for in patients like this?

 

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