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Note: patient statements are always in quotes Angela is a 61-year-old female diagnosed with COPD two years ago. She has been smoking since she was 16 years old and continues to smoke % pack per day. She is seeking care today because she has been feeling ingly short of breath due to a cold: She also reports a fever, myalgia, and a worse cough than usual oxygen saturation is 86% on room Angelas heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure are elevated and her air. On examination she is noted to be using accessory muscles to breathe, has distant breath sounds with prolonged exhalation, and peripheral edema. Her ABG results on room air are as follows: pH 7.39 PaCO251 HCO3- 35 Pa02 51. A RIDT is part of her diagnostic workup and it comes back positive

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Note: patient statements are always in quotes Angela is a 61-year-old female diagnosed with COPD two years ago. She has been smoking since she was 16 years old and continues to smoke % pack per day. She is seeking care today because she has been feeling ingly short of breath "due to a cold: She also reports a fever, myalgia, and a "worse cough than usual oxygen saturation is 86% on room Angela's heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure are elevated and her air. On examination she is noted to be using accessory muscles to breathe, has distant breath sounds with prolonged exhalation, and peripheral edema. Her ABG results on room air are as follows: pH 7.39 PaCO251 HCO3- 35 Pa02 51. A RIDT is part of her diagnostic workup and it comes back positive

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