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PLTW Mystery Illness
Transcript of PLTW Mystery Illness
Patient # 5
Connor is a typically active 2 year old boy. Connor's mom reports that he has been experiencing diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. Three days ago, Connor's babysitter was using his high chair tray to cut up raw chicken to make dinner.
Temperature: 101.1 F
Blood Pressure: 90/50
Heart Rate: 120 bpm
COMMON TREATMENT PLAN
Drink plenty of fluids. (If you cannot drink enough fluids to prevent dehydration or if your symptoms are severe, call your doctor).
Get plenty of rest.
In more severe cases, certain antibiotics can be used and can shorten the duration of symptoms if given early in the illness.
Always cook meat, especially poultry, to safe minimum temperatures.
Keep raw meat, especially poultry, separate from other foods.
Do not drink raw or unpasteurized milk.
Team CAM : Chad Warren
bacterial infection through ingestion as a result of contact with raw chicken on the high chair
What is a pathogen?
Any disease-producing agent such as a virus, bacteria, or parasite.
What are the four main steps in maintaining food safety?
Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill
Explain the process of how medical professionals diagnose and treat patients.
Medical professional first must check the patient's vital signs, to get a base reading. From there the doctor will ask questions and look at the symptoms to see what they are and when they started, to help narrow the condition down to help with the treatment.
What are three medical interventions used to treat the patients in this activity?
Antibiotic Treatment, Increased Hydration, and Rest are three medical
interventions used to treat patients.