Pulmonary

How to Recognize a Pneumothorax in Your Patient

December 20, 20139 Comments

WE’VE GOT A SAYING I remember when I was training in internal medicine at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ., The house staff had a saying: “If you haven’t had a complication yet (from a procedure), it’s because you haven’t done enough of them. Well said. A COMMON AND TRAGIC ERROR I also remember […]

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Pulmonary Symptoms – Pulumonary Diseases And Red Flags Pt2

August 2, 20130 Comments

PULMONARY SYMPTOMS, DISEASES & RED FLAGS PART 2 of 2 1. CROUP VS EPIGLOTTITIS 2. PLEURAL DISEASE 3. PULMONARY EMBOLISM 4. PNEUMOTHORAX 5. TENSION PNEUMOTHORAX 6. ASTHMA AND STATUS ASTHMATICUS 7. COPD a) EMPHYSEMA-PINK PUFFER b) CHRONIC BRONCHITIS-BLUE BLOATER c) COR PULMONALE 8. SPIROMETRY 9. PICKWICK SYNDROME-NOT DISCUSSED 10. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SLEEP APNEA, OBESITY AND […]

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Pulmonary Symptoms – Pulmonary Diseases And Red Flags Pt1

August 2, 20130 Comments

PULMONARY SYMPTOMS – PULMONARY DISEASES AND RED FLAGS Pt 1 of 2 1 CEU credit* • Total blood O2 content • pH regulation • Control of breathing • Spirometry and flow volume loops • SAO2 monitoring of blood (hemoglobin O2 saturation) • Oxyhemoglobin saturation curve • Hypoxia • Causes of respiratory failure • Hyperventilation • […]

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