Breathe Easy Pediatrics Presents: Tidal Volume Episode 6 – RC Time Constants

Tidal Volume is a podcast from ATS Assembly on Pediatrics focusing on core concepts of pediatric pulmonology. The goal is to bring in depth focus on these core concepts for residents, fellows, early career pulmonologists or even senior faculty looking for a refresher. In episode 6, Christopher Green MD and Christina Barreda MD from the University of Wisconsin discuss the concept of RC time constants. There is a description of what RC time constants are and an overview of why RC time constants are important, followed by a discussion of some case scenarios where understanding RC time constants is useful.

Ryan Thomas, MD
Elizabeth Fiorino, MD
Rob Tepper, MD
Albin Leong, MD

Additional Acknowledgements

Michael Kiernan, MD (for expertise on scuba physiology)

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