Pulmonary Embolism Case Study

Figure 1

Pulmonary Embolism

Note. From Pulmonary Embolism, by Ben-Barak, I., 2018, (


  • Liney Cintron
  • Jarrod Kissling
  • Megan Sheppard
  • Tanija Smoot

Our rationale for choosing this condition:

As acute-care nurses, we are accustomed to taking care of patients with a diagnosis of a pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary embolism affects thousands of people per year. Because of its vague symptoms, pulmonary embolisms can mask as other diseases such as pneumonia, myocardial infarction, pneumothorax, and acute CHF exacerbations. We chose to study this condition because we feel that pulmonary embolisms are an important topic to discuss as symptoms can be sudden and the formation of many DVTs can be prevented.