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The “aha” moment, was observed during the process of educating the
patient and her mother on the importance for the child be compliant and follow
through with the antibiotics regiment, and that in two to three days she will
feel better. However, J. T. can still transmit the infection until completion
of 24 -48 hours of antibiotic therapy. To manage the fever by administering
Acetaminophen 10-15mg/kg by mouth every four to six hours as needed for fever
greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or Ibuprofen 10mg/kg by mouth every six
to eight hours for temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
(Pichichero et al., 2016).

It is important to educate the patient and parents increase fluid
intake to improve hydration and do not share drinks from one cup, avoid acidic
drinks such as orange juice and lemonade, and practice proper hand
washing.  I provided valued resources and websites such as the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
web page address to the parent and patient. Burns et al., recommend that it
obligated healthcare provider should educate the patient, family, and caregiver
(2013). 

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