You are an AGACNP

You are an AGACNP practicing in a busy emergency department. Nearly every day you are presented with head (non-neuro), neck, eye, dental, throat, and ear emergencies, including traumatic and nontraumatic injuries.

Describe one emergent HEENT condition or disorder, including the presentation, etiology, common differential diagnosis, typical diagnostic work-up, treatment plan, tertiary prevention measures, appropriate referrals/consultations, preventative measures (if any), and additional information that would be important to the geriatric population. Choose from one of the following and try not to post duplicate posts on the same subject. Support your answer with two or three peer-reviewed resources.

  • Headache/Migraines
  • Otitis Media
  • Vertigo Syndromes
  • Sinusitis
  • Epistaxis
  • Pharyngitis
  • Epiglottitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Tonsillitis
  • Deep Neck Infections
  • Giant Cell/Temporal Arteritis
  • Acute Angle Glaucoma
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Foreign Bodies in Eyes, Ears, and Nose
  • Ocular Globe Rupture