Respiratory Alterations Discussion 4 Respiratory Alterations Discussion 4 In clinical settings, patients often present with various respiratory symptoms such as congestion, coughing, and wheezing.

 While identifying a symptom’s underlying illness can be challenging, it is essential because even basic symptoms such as persistent coughing can be a sign of a more severe disorder. 

Advanced practice nurses must be able to differentiate between moderate and severe respiratory disorders, as well as properly diagnose and prescribe treatment for their patients. For this reason, you must have an understanding of the pathophysiology of respiratory disorders

. Consider the following three scenarios: Scenario