REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Shortness of Breath

Take Home Points

  • Keep a wide differential
  • Think of the airway, lungs, heart, blood, kidneys, acid/base, brain
  • Use Wells & PERC consecutively to stratify those who you think may have a PE
  • Silent chest is asthma patients is a harbinger of impending airway compromise
  • Use ultrasound for every respiratory complaint
  • Treat early and aggressively to stave off intubation

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Shortness of Breath

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Co-Host

Miguel Adrian Reyes
Assistant Clinical Professor University of South Carolina Greenville
Prisma Upstate
City/State: Greenville, SC
Twitter: @miguel_reyesMD

Post Peer Reviewed By: Anand Swaminathan, MD (Twitter: @EMSwami)

Cite this article as: Ellsworth Wright, "REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Shortness of Breath", REBEL EM blog, June 1, 2022. Available at: https://rebelem.com/rebel-core-cast-basics-of-em-shortness-of-breath/.

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