Author: Susan Uí Bhroin / Editor: Fiona Mendes  / Codes: EC1, RC2, SLO5Published: 01/07/2021

A 2-year-old boy presents with a barking cough, noisy breathing and fever. On examination he has moderate chest wall recessions and intermittent stridor at rest. He is playing with his father and is swallowing his secretions.

His observations are as follows:

Temperature 38.2 oC
Heart rate 140 beats per minute
Respiratory rate 34 breaths per minute
Oxygen Saturations 95% breathing room air.