Pulmonary Problem Solving II

Respiratory Care Course Overview


This is our second set of case studies related to pulmonary problems solving and care. 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's ability to solve diagnostic and therapeutic issues based upon knowledge and patient assessment skills. Recommended for nurses, respiratory therapists and medical students. 

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

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