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 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 3:35 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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excellent review
By carlos m. on 30. March 2018 for Acute Care

Im using this review by Dr Vega for my 10 year old board recertification---excellent

Family medicine
By Ca H. on 14. March 2018 for Ocular Emergencies

Good presenter medical content could be more detailed. I would have appreciated more in-depth talk on anatomy, medications and complications

Comprehensive and easy.
By Nosheen H. on 28. February 2018 for Acute Shoulder Pain: Diagnosis

It was very comprehensive and easy. All the aspects of shoulder exam were covered

By ABDULLAH A. on 21. December 2017 for Acute Care

A very good, enjoyable and clear explanation of the topics by doctor Vega .

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