Medic Mindset Podcast: Thinking about shortness of breath

Austin Travis County Deputy Medical Director, Dr. Jason Pickett and Ginger Locke discuss the care of patients with a chief complaint of shortness of breath


By Medic Mindset Podcast

Our host, Ginger Locke, sits down with Austin Travis County Deputy Medical Director, Dr. Jason Pickett, to discuss prehospital care of patients with a chief complaint of shortness of breath.

They cover the assessment, differential diagnosis and therapeutic interventions related to shortness of breath, working their way down the respiratory tree, thinking aloud as they go. Throw in a couple of case studies and you’ve got some delicious brain-nuggets for paramedic students everywhere.

Dr. Pickett emphasizes how medics should think before deciding to intubate and how point of care ultrasound helped discover the cause of refractory hypoxia in a trauma patient.

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