Dr. Jason Pickett and Ginger discuss the topic of Shortness of Breath. They cover the assessment, differential diagnosis and therapeutic interventions related to the chief complaint. They work 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.

Show notes:

Cover art by Paul Turnquist

Austin (F)EMS

PACE plan discussed in his episodes 2 and 16 on the Austin Travis County EMS OMD podcast

Episode of FOAMfrat mentioned by Ginger discussing proximity to hospital as a factor in clinical decision making.

Medic Mindset is sponsored by iSimulate

3 thoughts

  1. Ginger, I swear I learn at least one new thing every time I listen to your podcast.
    I have no idea why, but it never occurred to me that 15 lpm isn’t 100% FiO2 in certain patients.

    Thank you Dr. Pickett for this tidbit, and thanks to you both for creating a really awesome episode.


  2. Great podcast!
    I am always within an average transport time of 5 min to the hospital and I refuse to let that prevent me from doing interventions simply because they need them. I see a lot medics using the short transport time as an excuse why they don’t treat the patient appropriately.

    Be safe and keep up the great work!


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