Posted by Laura on November 15, 2010
OM – Otitis Media: inflammation of middle ear w/o reference to etiology or pathogenesis
AOM – Acute Otitis Media: above w/ rapid onset of s/s: fever, ear pain
Otalgia – ear pain
OME – Otitis Media with Effusion: fluid in middle ear space w/o symptoms of acute infection
COME – Chronic Otitis Media with Effusion: middle ear effusion persisting > 3 months
Otorrhea – purulent discharge
1st line medication: PO amoxicillin
2nd line medicaiton: amoxicillin-clavulanate; azithoromycin and cephalosporins: cefdinir, cefuroxime, and cefpodoxime.
3rd line medication: ceftriaxone – painful at IM site
Antihistamines & decongestants are not recommended.
Antibiotic ear drops have no value in Tx AOM
(Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing)
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