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Case One - Diagnosis

Patient Chart

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JV is a 61-year-old male who has presented to the emergency department with a chief complaint of shortness of breath that has gotten progressively worse over the past day or so. He has a history of COPD and was discharged from the hospital just two months ago.<br/><br/> Assessment in the ED reveals the following: respiratory rate 32 and slightly labored, temperature 98.8F F, SpO2 (on room air) 86%. He is alert and oriented; he has an occasional nonproductive cough. Continue the exam using the auscultation and blood pressure tab.

Based on the above data, which of the following is the next best step?

? v:3 | onAr:0 | onPs:2 | tLb:0 | pv:1
uStat: False | db:0 | cc: | tar: False
| cDbLookup # 0 | pu: False | pl: System.Collections.Generic.List`1[System.String]

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