Pulmonary Problem Solving II

Scenario One


GV is a 61-year-old man who presents to the emergency department with extreme respiratory distress of recent onset. He is diaphoretic and using accessory muscles to breathe. Temperature 98.9o F. SpO2 on room air 78%. He has an occasional cough productive of thin foamy secretions.

Use the Auscultation and Blood Pressure tabs to capture heart rate, blood pressure and lung sounds.

What is the first thing you should do with this patient?