Hailey Ecclestone is a 2-month-old infant who was born at 33 weeks. Other than some brief CPAP immediately following delivery, and oxygen at 2L via nasal prongs for the first 24 hours after birth, she did not require any further treatment in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She was discharged home on day 10 after establishing feeds and showing adequate weight gain.
Hailey is up to date on her immunizations. She is exclusively formula-fed. She has 2 older siblings ages 3 and 5 who attend daycare and kindergarten.
For the past 48 hours, Hailey has had a clear, runny nose with a harsh cough. She was seen by her family doctor yesterday who reassured her parents that it appears to be a cold and she should get better soon.
Last evening, Hailey began “breathing much harder”. Concerned, Hailey’s parents brought her to the Emergency Department and overnight she was admitted to your unit for observation. Nasal pharyngeal swabs were completed and returned positive for the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
This virtual simulation game focuses on the care of the pediatric patient with respiratory distress.
Suggested target audience:
Nursing students in pediatric courses/nursing students who have completed a pediatric course.