NR 509 Week 2 Shadow Health Respiratory Physical Assessment LIFESPAN| Advanced Physical Assessment
Pre Brief: Tina had an asthma episode 2 days ago. At that time she used her albuterol inhaler and her symptoms decreased although they did not completely resolve. Since that incident she notes that she has had ten episodes of wheezing and has shortness of breath approximately every four hours. Tina presents with continued shortness of breath and wheezing. Be sure to ask pertinent questions during the interview about related body systems. This case study will provide the opportunity to carefully assess lung sounds during the physical examination. Be sure to appropriately document your findings using correct medical terminology.
Reason for visit: Patient presents complaining of a recent asthma episode that is not fully resolved.