Approach to Shortness of Breath

Approach to, Cardiology, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Respiratory

A brief approach to shortness of breath:

For more details, please see post for each clinical topic:

Allergic reaction/Anaphylaxis

Pneumonia

Pneumothorax

ACS

Pulmonary Embolus

Asthma

COPD

Respiratory Distress – Flipped Classroom Summary

Pneumothorax

Pulmonary, Respiratory

This is a worked example of a pneumothorax.

Part 1 – We discuss the causes and presentations of pneumothorax.

Part 2 – We discuss the investigations and treatment of pneumothorax.

Other resources:

CXR of pneumothorax from Carlo Oller on Youtube 

Chest tubes 101 from ercast.org – from basic to more advanced technique (Seldinger and pigtail catheter)