Episode 183.0 Pneumothorax

A quick overview of pneumothorax for the EM physician: the what, why, diagnosis, and treatment.
Hosts:
Joe Offenbacher, MD
Audrey Tse, MD

October 29th, 2021 Download One Comment Tags:

Show Notes

Shownotes:

CoreEM Pulmonary Ultrasound Post

References:

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