Pulmonary Problem Solving I

Respiratory Care Course Overview


This course presents several case studies. Each case presents patient history, test results and some vital signs. Auscultation skills are used as part of most of the cases as well as the assessment of the patient's blood pressure. These cases challenge each student ability to solve diagnostic and therapeutic issues based upon knowledge and patient assessment skills. Recommended for nurses, respiratory therapists and medical students. After completing this course, we recommend our second set of pulmonary problem solving cases. This second course can be found under the Lung Sounds menu near the top of the page. 

If you specialize in pulmonary diseases or respiratory care, we recommend the new website, Respiratory.Guide.

About the author:
William A. French, MA RRT, is the Director of Clinical Education, Lakeland Community College, Mentor, Ohio and author of Case Profiles in Respiratory Care, Delmar Publishing.

How To Use These Cases

The patient cases provide a content for practicing both exam and diagnostic skills. Each case consists of multiple pages:

  • patient history
  • blood pressure
  • auscultation
  • lab results
  • diagnosis and treatment
To view these pages, use the tabs that appear near the top of the page, under the case title.

Your Score

On each lesson page, a score box can be found in the left sidebar. At the end of your browser session your scoring information is removed.
Respiratory Care Course

Table of Contents

Pulmonary Problems - I
Pulmonary Problems - II
Pulmonary Problems - III