Child with Noisy Breathing (Stridor) – USMLE step 2 CS Mnemonics

Child with Noisy Breathing (Stridor):

Having trouble remembering all the important questions to ask during your patient encounter? Then try this Child with Noisy Breathing (Stridor) Mnemonic for USMLE Step 2 CS.

Child with Noisy Breathing Stridor - Best USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics

Child with Noisy Breathing (Stridor) – Best USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics

Physical Examination for Child with Noisy Breathing (Stridor):
NOTE: Make sure to wash your hands or wear gloves before you start physical examination. Make sure to ask for permission before you start each physical exam. Make sure to use proper draping (don’t forget to tie back patient’s gown). Make sure to explain each physical examination in layman’s term to your patient. Do NOT repeat painful maneuvers.

  • None, no child will be present during USMLE Step 2 CS examination.
Differential Diagnosis for Child with Noisy Breathing (Stridor):
  • Foreign body aspiration
  • Croups
  • Laryngitis
  • Epiglottitis
  • Retropharyngeal bascess
  • Angioedema
  • Peritonsillar abscess
Diagnostic Work up for Child with Noisy Breathing (Stridor):
  • ABG (Arterial Blood Gases)
  • Chest X-ray
  • Neck X-ray
  • CBC
  • Direct laryngoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy

 

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