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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast


Feb 8, 2018

Even as a medical professional, it can throw you off to be out in public and find someone acutely unresponsive. It's not like being in the hospital. There are no crash carts, no nursing support, no diagnostic tests. Just you and whatever you have around you. So, what can you do? This week, Dr. Ramani Balu discusses the first 5 minutes of this assessment, with a little twist. You're stuck on an airplane.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Andrew Sacco, Ars Sonor, Chris Zabriskie, Lee Rosevere, and Fabian Measures. Voiceover by Erika Mejia. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making. It's just for fun. Remember fun?

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