Medic Mindset Podcast: Thinking about headache
When does a chief complaint of a headache mean something more sinister is occurring in your prehospital medicine patient?
The Thinking Series, part of the Medic Mindset Podcast, exists because host Ginger Locke believes the most important resource in an ambulance is the brain of the paramedic.
In this episode, Ginger speaks with Dr. Karen Bowers, an emergency medicine physician, about the chief complaint of headache. They discuss components of a neurological exam and the differential diagnosis process.
When does a complaint of a headache point to a benign condition and when might it mean a dangerous condition exists? Dr. Bowers helps us sort through the evaluation and offers a peek at the heart of the guiding principles in clinical reasoning and decision making.