Part of 1 Dan’s Ask Me Anything series. Test your knowledge of Pathophysiology with questions provided by Dan and hear what your follow students are asking about!
By Chris Ebright “Anything will burn with enough gasoline and dynamite.” – Robert Heinlein When a patient is severely burned, it changes their life. Not only in that moment, but for years to come. Annually, over two million people in the U.S. are treated for burns, and fortunately, the majority are not considered life […]
Pathophysiology is a foundational topic for the EMT. A solid knowledge of pathophysiology opens the door to truly understanding a wide variety of medical and traumatic conditions.
A lot of EMT Review users bombed on a recent study center poll related to trauma and pathophysiology. In this post, we review the question and answer, and link you to the resources you’ll need to improve your understanding of pathophysiology.
Review normal respiratory physiology and the pathophysiology of breathing. Know the basics of respiratory compensation plus its signs and symptoms.
Learn about physical and psychosocial differences over the lifespan. Know the assessment challenges for different age groups.
Know about normal cardiovascular physiology and perfusion, and the pathophysiology of hypoperfusion, or shock. Review primary causes of shock.
In a patient, once you use pathophysiology and determine whether the patient is sick or not, then it is time to perform a differential diagnosis. For us to choose an appropriate treatment, we must suspect a condition and apply a protocol. So how do we teach this? I’ve developed a series of in-class dynamic learning exercises to help teach differential diagnosis.