UTI Coughing

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Patient Coughing UTI Treat With a) Albuterol, b) Mucinex, c) Raising the head, d) Warm tea, or e) None of the above

Nursing question that came up, select all that apply:

If a patient is coughing/wheezing and has a UTI  it’s treated with:

A) albuterol

B) mucinex

C) raising the head of bed

D) warm tea

E) none of the above not indicated for wheeze or cough with UTI.

chare

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This, along with some of your other posts,  reads an awful lot like a homework assignment.

Best wishes.

Wuzzie

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How does having a UTI impact decisions made to treat coughing and wheezing? I’m confused. 

JBMmom, MSN, NP

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Why does the patient have a cough? Do they have asthma? COPD? Pna? Does the patient have a contraindication to albuterol like tachycardia? Is it a productive cough or one that needs mucinex to break of and mobilize the mucinex? If it's just a random NCLEX like question then you're going to start with the least invasive/medication related therapy and then adjust as needed. Is the patient hypoxic? The use of wheeze would indicate to me that something should be treated, but unless it is just a stupid homework question, there are other aspects to try to work through. 

thisnurse123

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2 hours ago, Wuzzie said:

How does having a UTI impact decisions made to treat coughing and wheezing? I’m confused. 

I think you answered the question. It was probably critical thinking.

Wuzzie

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1 hour ago, thisnurse123 said:

I think you answered the question. It was probably critical thinking.

Uh, a UTI is a urinary tract infection it has literally no bearing on how to treat a URI. 

Lunah, MSN, RN

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8 minutes ago, Wuzzie said:

Uh, a UTI is a urinary tract infection it has literally no bearing on how to treat a URI. 

Dang, I was confused. LOL. Let me go treat some UTIs with warm tea... 

JKL33

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Z pak.

Good for coughing, wheezing, swollen glands, sinusitis, rhinitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis, cystitis, all kinds of itises and also all kinds of allergies. It keeps things from turning into an infection and from moving down in your chest, just ask patients.

Tegridy

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On 11/27/2022 at 10:56 AM, thisnurse123 said:

Nursing question that came up, select all that apply:

If a patient is coughing/wheezing and has a UTI  it’s treated with:

A) albuterol

B) mucinex

C) raising the head of bed

D) warm tea

E) none of the above not indicated for wheeze or cough with UTI.

That is probably the dumbest test question ever. Even if UTI is meant to be URI. Who writes this garbage?

Tegridy

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Specializes in Former NP now Internal medicine PGY-3.
On 11/27/2022 at 8:39 PM, JKL33 said:

Z pak.

Good for coughing, wheezing, swollen glands, sinusitis, rhinitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis, cystitis, all kinds of itises and also all kinds of allergies. It keeps things from turning into an infection and from moving down in your chest, just ask patients.

Fixed everything even lupus /s

kbrn2002, ADN, RN

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huh? the odds of a UTI having any respiratory complications are shall I say slim at best. Playing devil's advocate here on somehow trying to connect the two....The only time I could see that UTI having an impact on treatment is if after an exam and diagnosis of pneumonia or other URI and if the patient is currently on an ABX for that UTI it just might impact the provider's decision on what to prescribe for the respiratory issues. That's a much bigger stretch with a lot more steps and "what if's"  to reach that conclusion than the OP's original question askes for though, LOL.

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On 11/27/2022 at 8:39 PM, JKL33 said:

Z pak.

Good for coughing, wheezing, swollen glands, sinusitis, rhinitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis, cystitis, all kinds of itises and also all kinds of allergies. It keeps things from turning into an infection and from moving down in your chest, just ask patients.

😂 I’m going to give a ZPak to the patient I have coming in Monday (I work in a psychiatric office right now). The chart says she has “chronic Lyme.” 

On 11/29/2022 at 10:57 PM, Tegridy said:

That is probably the dumbest test question ever. Even if UTI is meant to be URI. Who writes this garbage?

THANK you for clarifying that maybe they meant URI. That helps a ton. I was so confused.