Respiratory Emergencies
Respiratory Emergencies

Respiratory Emergencies

by Sharon Bord, MD

Learn the basics and more in this Common Respiratory Emergencies course!

This course will provide you with a framework which enables you to think critically about patients who present to the Emergency Department with shortness of breath. You will learn which critical actions and initial diagnostic evaluations should be carried out, before moving on to more in-depth knowledge of specific causes of respiratory distress in the ER.

You will also get to know more about the symptoms and management of acute pulmonary edema and decompensated heart failure. More common respiratory emergencies which present to the ER, such as pulmonary embolism and asthma or COPD are also part of this online course.

Course Details

  • Videos 24
  • Duration 1:53 h
  • Quiz questions 60
  • Articles 5


Your Educators of course Respiratory Emergencies

 Sharon Bord, MD

Sharon Bord, MD

As an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Sharon Bord, M.D. knows how to teach important skills to students. She is a member of the Committee of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors and Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine and on the editorial board for a board review question book.

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Great lecture but lacks a warning
By Andrew M. on 28. March 2019 for Pulmonary Embolism (PE): Management

Great lecture given by a competent speaker. But Dr Bord let us down a little by not elaborating on a clinical teaching point and pearl of wisdom that she may have wanted to talk about in more detail. She makes several references to the subtle presentations PE can take and gives two personal examples in her introduction. She also encourages us to follow our gut instinct if PE is on our minds as a likely diagnosis. I have learnt that if you go looking for text book presentations then you are on the wrong track, and to some extent this lecture encourages us to think text book. One of the most confounding and frustrating aspects of PE is that it can present in many ways - it's a mischievous demon. For me shortness of breath is the only reliable symptom. I would like a warning given to include PE in the differential diagnosis of any patient presenting with shortness of breath. However, despite my warning PERC and Wells are a good aid for getting you out of a misdiagnosis, but you have to be thinking PE to begin with. If, as clinical educators, we pushed this point in 101 then perhaps more PEs could be picked up earlier.

Easy to understand!!
By ANZULE N. on 25. February 2019 for Respiratory Emergencies

Dr. Bord is very clear and easy to understand. She has interesting and common clinical correlates that I have already seen in my ED rotation.

very good
By Lucas C. on 06. February 2019 for Respiratory Distress: ABC Assessment and Diagnosis

it is a very good lecture! I recommend!!!! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

By louis j. on 10. January 2019 for Respiratory Emergencies

I enjoyed Dr. Bord's review. All the main points covered, and easy to understand.