June 2012 Posts


We’re back with a podcast on…dizziness! While weak and dizzy is almost never the most exciting chart in the rack, we see it a lot in the ED. This is a chief complaint where we have to be on the lookout for the serious causes of dizziness among the avalanche of the not-so-serious causes of dizziness. First- what does the patient mean by “I feel dizzy”? This seems like a silly question because just about everyone has felt “dizzy” before but if you get it wrong, you’ll go down the completely wrong diagnostic path.

One small self-promotion- The new academic year is just about to start so if you like the podcast, please tell your colleagues, classmates, and especially the new medical students and interns.

Below the dizziness podcast is a link to a supplemental episode.  Since I refer to the neuro exam from the headache episode, I decided to take that part of the episode and make a supplement so you can review the “5 minute ED neuro exam.”  Let me know if there are any other topics that you would like me to make into a supplement like this.

Dizziness podcast

Neuro exam supplement

Dizziness Show Notes (Word Format)

Dizziness Show Notes (PDF)