This rotation guide contains useful resources to help you care for patients with a variety of lung problems in the outpatient setting; these issues are often evaluated by pulmonary specialists.
You will find a primer on obtaining histories, performing physical examinations, initiating diagnostic workups, and caring for patients with lung problems. These lung conditions provide an enriched learning context for the study of normal and abnormal physiology of lung function, clinical examination findings, and the pharmacology of drugs that alter lung function.
This guide covers the following common lung conditions:
You will find additional resources in the section Pathophysiology, Image, and Exam Findings.
Rotation Prep was developed by a collaborative team of experts, educators, fellows, and residents including James Yeh, MD (NEJM Fellow); Alex Djuricich, MD (NEJM Education Editor); Bradley Wertheim, MD; and Adel El Boueiz, MD. The content was reviewed by Jeffrey Drazen, MD.