Pulmonary Problem Solving I

Scenario Six


BB is a 34-year-old female transported to the ED following a car crash. Upon arrival, she is alert and anxious and appears to be in respiratory distress. Quick assessment reveals that she sustained trauma to her face, neck, and chest. Her left hemithorax appears to be expanding more than the right. She is receiving oxygen via nonrebreathing mask. Her vital signs are: respiratory rate 36 and labored. SpO2 is 85%.

Use the Blood Pressure and Auscultation tabs to complete the physical assessment.