1. You are asked to see a patient with a history of
wheezing. The patient notes that the wheezing has been continuous, has been
present for several months, and has been unresponsive to bronchodilator
medications, including systemic corticosteroids and various inhaled
2. You have just obtained an ABG analysis on a patient who
sought treatment at the emergency department for an acute attack of asthma. How
would the ABG analysis help you assess the severity of the attack?