URN: QUT19732 | PATIENT: Brickland, Matthew DOB: 7/5/XXXX | Room: 449
Matthew is a 14 year old adolescent with Cystic Fibrosis.
He was visited at home by the Hospital in the Home team
for IV antibiotic therapy received via his portacath. Matthew
has a frequent productive cough. He tells you that his
sputum has changed from yellow to greenish in colour
recently. His respiratory rate is 22 breaths/min and he has
crackles upon auscultation. His temperature is 37.6 C.
Matthew’s mother confides that she is worried about her
son as he hasn’t been engaging in as much aerobic sport
and physio lately and she has seen Matthew discarding
tablets (pancrease capsules) in the rubbish bin. When you
weigh Matthew you note that he has lost 2 kgs of weight
since your last visit 2 months ago. His weight is 47kgs and
his height is 168cms. You speak with Mathew’s doctor who
organises his admission to hospital.