Assistant Medical Director St Louis Fire Department St Louis, Missouri
The human body is an interwoven system of systems. For it to work efficiently, all these systems have to be functioning normally. When a system does not function normally, EMS is often called. As an EMT, you have heard that the patient has DKA, but do you really understand what that means? During this session, physiology and pathophysiology will be presented through a series of cases that demonstrates how subtle alterations in these systems can cause major issues. The focus of this presentation won’t be on the specific treatment of the diseases presented; instead it will allow the attendee to understand why or how the disease can be treated.
This session is included in the virtual live stream.
Describe the physiology and pathophysiology of glucose metabolism.
Describe the physiology and pathophysiology of ventilation.
Describe the physiology and pathophysiology of cardiac muscle respiration.