Pulmonology Clinical Pearls Archive
Use the acronyms PASS and PAID to remember important murmurs
The Department of Transportation's new physical examination requirement helps employees quit smoking.
I have my patients bring all of their pumps to me and will write on the plastic canister with a Sharpie permanent marker.
Heart sounds can be difficult to hear in someone whose lungs are hyperinflated. Here's a tip to make it easier to detect.
A straightforward simile to help young clinicians learn what to listen for when auscultating a patient.
Tips for when you perform the respiratory portion of a pediatric examination.
Individuals who smoke or have ever smoked should avoid high-dose vitamin A supplementation due to a high correlation between smoking, vitamin A and lung cancer.
A nurse offers a surprising, yet effective solution for helping patients catch their breath.
Help patients avoid nose bleeds with this simple directive.
A nurse practitioner shares instructions for making an asthma medication spacer to use in emergency situations out of every day materials.
A nurse uses two easy-to-remember catch phrases to encourage pursed-lip breathing among patients with COPD.
Discourage teenagers from engaging in risky behaviors such as drug, tobacco and alcohol use in a meaningful way.
Clinician shares an unexpected dermatologic use for fluticasone.
Tip for guaranteeing a culture the first time you swab.
A tip for performing rapid strep tests and throat cultures.