Pulmonary Problem Solving II


Scenario Three

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History

MH is a 7-year-old male who is brought into the urgent care center complaining of respiratory distress. His mother states that he was playing at a friend’s house when he developed shortness of breath and frequent nonproductive cough. His respiratory rate is 42, temperature 98.8o. His SpO2 on room air is 95%. He is alert and oriented, but also very anxious and using accessory muscles to breathe.

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


Which of the following would be the best test to administer at this time?