Case Studies and Clinical Simulations for Respiratory Care

Case Studies and Clinical Simulations for Respiratory Care

By James R. Sills, MEd, CPFT, RRT, Professor Emeritus, Former Director, Respiratory Care Program, Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL


Case 1: Adult patient w/ chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Case 2: Adult with asthma


Case 3: Adult with pneumonia developing pulmonary embolism

Case 4: Adult needing surgery for coronary artery bypass grafting


Case 5: Adult patient with stroke

Case 6: Adult with unknown neuromuscular condition (Guillain-Barré Syndrome)


Case 7: Triage of 50-year-old grandfather, 25-year-old mother, and 5-year-old daughter involved in a motor vehicle accident

Case 8: Four-year-old child with cold water near-drowning


Case 9: Eight-year-old child with asthma


Case 10: Premature infant delivered by cesarean section

General Medical

Case 11: Adult with sepsis leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)