Reflect on a patient who presented with an eye, ear, nose, or throat disorder during your Practicum experience. Describe your experience in assessing and managing the patient and his or her family. Include details of your aha moment in identifying the patient’s disorder. Then, explain how the experience connected your classroom studies to the real-world clinical setting. If you did not have an opportunity to evaluate a patient with this background during the last 6 weeks, you may select a related case study from a reputable source or reflect on previous clinical experiences.


€¢ Burns, C. E., Dunn, A. M., Brady, M. A., Starr, N. B., & Blosser, C. G. (2013). Pediatric primary care(5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.

o Chapter 28, Eye Disorders (pp. 622€“651)


This chapter reviews the development, physiology, and pathophysiology of the eye. It provides guidelines for eye care including assessment and management strategies for common eye disorders, injured eyes, and deformities of the eyelids.

o Chapter 29, Ear Disorders (pp. 652€“668)


This chapter reviews the structure and function of the ear and presents guidelines for the assessment and management of ear problems.

€¢ American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Practice Guideline. (2013). The diagnosis and management of acute otitis media. Pediatrics 131(3), pp. e964 -e999. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-3488

Clinical Practice Guideline: The diagnosis and management of acute otitis media by Lieberthal, A.S., Carroll, A.E., Chonmaitree, T., Ganiats, T.G., Hoberman, A., Jackson, M.A., Joffe ,M.D., Miller, D.T., Rosenfeld, R.M., Sevilla, X.D., Schwartz, R.H., Thomas,P.A., &Tunkel, D.E. in Pediatrics, 131(3), 964-999. Copyright 2013 by American Academy of Pediatrics. Reprinted by permission of American Academy of Pediatrics via the Copyright Clearance Center.


This article examines the diagnosis and management of uncomplicated acute otitis media in patients from 2 months to 12 years of age. It focuses on defining acute otitis media, pain management, assessment, and selection of appropriate antibacterial treatments.

€¢ Wong, D. M., Blumberg, D. A., & Lowe, L. G. (2006). Guidelines for the use of antibiotics in acute upper respiratory tract infections. American Family Physician, 74(6), 956€“966. Retrieved from


This article provides guidelines for diagnosing and treating acute upper respiratory tract infections in children. It focuses on when to treat infections with antibiotics and when not to treat with antibiotics.




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