. A 5-month-old infant with RSV bronchiolitis is in
respiratory distress. The baby has copious secretions, increased work of
breathing, cyanosis, and a respiratory rate of 78. What is the most appropriate
initial nursing intervention?
a. Attempt to calm the infant by placing him in his mothers
lap and offering him a bottle. b. Alert the physician to the situation and ask
for an order for a stat chest x-ray. c. Suction secretions, provide 100% oxygen
via mask, and anticipate respiratory failure. d. Bring the emergency equipment
to the room and begin bag-valve-mask ventilation.