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Upper Respiratory tract infections is estimated to affect more than twenty-four million individuals in the United States yearly. These acute inflammatory cases affect the mucous membrane that coats the upper respiratory tract. Although the common cold is usually confined to the nose and pharynx, the same viruses can affect the larynx and various areas of the respiratory tract.
Chronic bronchitis is where most of the inflammation is occurring that is including pharyngitis, laryngitis, tracheitis or bronchitis. these inflammatory process can be highly contagious from persons to persons, even though the nasal discharge is clear in color, and the mucous is thin. In most adults, the symptoms usually disappear within 5 -7 days without antibiotics.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
• Discuss the functions upper respiratory system
• Identify conditions of the upper respiratory system
• Differentiate the different treatment options
• Describe complementary and alternative therapies
• Discuss complications of URI
• Explain nursing responsibilities for upper respiratory conditions