Acute Care
Acute Care

Acute Care

by Charles Vega, MD

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For many patients, seeing the doctor is about getting treatment for an acute condition. A severe cough. A pain in their knee. A headache that won't go away. Primary care physicians are usually the first-line healthcare providers to see patients with acute conditions. How do you differentiate what is benign from what is potentially deadly? What are the best treatment options for common forms of acute complaints? This course will teach you the critical issues you will need to know in the management of acute illness.

Learn to:

  • Assess different forms of acute musculoskeletal complaints.
  • Distinguish the signs of severe illness for different acute complaints.
  • Analyze effective and evidence-based treatment for acute complaints.

Your tutor is Dr. Charles Vega, multiple times awarded Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at University of California, Irvine and an expert in the field of family medicine. He will make sure you are at your best for the exam.

Besides watching high-quality video lectures you can also use high-yield topic reviews to memorize the important principles of acute care. Learn test-taking strategies with our quiz questions and take notes when Dr. Vega provides you with valuable clinical pearls.

If you want to become a better doctor, this course is for you.

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Course Details

  • Videos 39
  • Duration 3:34 h
  • Quiz questions 155
  • Articles 28


Your Educators of course Acute Care

 Charles Vega, MD

Charles Vega, MD

Dr. Vega has over 20 years of experience in patient care and has led hundreds of didactics on clinical issues. He was also proud to receive a rare medical teaching fellowship that gave him highly valuable insight on curriculum design and learner engagement. Finally, he just loves teaching.

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Very helpful
By Rodrigo C. on 11. September 2019 for Upper Respiratory Infections: Diagnosis and Management

This everyday clinical cases may be the most important lesson for new doctors.

Very helpful
By Rodrigo C. on 06. September 2019 for Acute Problems in Family Medicine

Learning how to treat a very typical easy case is very helpful to students. We learn so many diseases we fear it could be something rare or that we are always missing something serious.

good presentation
By DrKrishna Kumar K. on 30. May 2019 for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

excellent way of presentation and the presenter is good in conveying the subject in a simple way

very brief overview
By Melanie S. on 06. August 2018 for Acute Knee Pain

The lecture was far too brief and just skimmed over things too quickely without adequate depth of explanation