Acute Care
Acute Care

Acute Care

by Charles Vega, MD

In medicine, we are taught to look at a patient and adjudge them to be sick or not sick. In an acute setting, though, this is often quite challenging. Many patients with acute illness may look distressed while their underlying pathology is more benign (e.g., a sprained ankle). Others may appear fine but are hiding a more sinister pathology (e.g., the lucid interval of an epidural hematoma). Therefore, before moving on in an acute situation, it is prudent to ask what pathologies a patient might be harboring that can kill them, as well as to keep a broad differential locked away for these scenarios.

Course Details

  • Videos 39
  • Duration 3:34 h
  • Quiz questions 147
  • Concept Pages 90


Your Educators of course Acute Care

 Charles Vega, MD

Charles Vega, MD

Dr. Charles Vega is the Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of California, Irvine in California, USA.
He obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Wisconsin, and completed residency training in Family Medicine at UC Irvine. Currently, he is the Executive Director of UCI’s Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community.
Due to his achievements, he earned a Macy Faculty Scholarship to improve patient-centered health education at UCI.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Vega teaches courses on Family Medicine.

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Great lecture, which was very informative, and enlightening. Easy to digest. Thanks!