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Emergency Medicine Essentials

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Course Summary


15 CME




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520 tokens | $650

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Prepare for the common and the rare conditions that can come through the ED.

Enhance your fundamental skills and build confidence to manage your patients in urgent care or the emergency department. This course covers a myriad of cases ranging from common presentations to chest pain and abdominal pain to pediatric emergencies and even to STIs. You will be provided with strategies to manage these conditions, differentiate common from life-threatening conditions, and expand your differential diagnosis based on history, examination, and diagnostic testing results. This course includes 15 hours of video content, downloadable pdfs of the slides, 3 BONUS podcasts, more than 140 diagnostic imaging views, and a pre- and post-course quiz to test your knowledge.

Topics Covered in the


Chest Pain

  • Assessment of chest pain based on history, physical examination, ECG, and x-ray findings

  • Characteristics of chest pain that need to be assessed and risk factors for high-risk chest pain

  • Typical and atypical presentations of ACS

  • ECG findings in pulmonary embolism and aortic dissection

Abdominal Pain

  • Approach to workup of abdominal pain

  • Differentiation of various abdominal complaints, including cholecystitis, cholangitis, pancreatitis, appendicitis, diverticulitis, and small/large bowel obstruction

  • Assessment of pelvic pain in women, and diagnosis of ovarian torsion, ectopic pregnancy, tubo-ovarian abscess, and ovarian cyst.

Shortness of Breath

  • Clinical decision rules and diagnostic strategies for assessing shortness of breath

  • Management of upper airway causes of shortness of breath, including airway edema, epiglottitis, retropharyngeal abscess, and Lemierre’s syndrome

  • Diagnosis and management of intrathoracic causes of shortness of breath, including pulmonary embolism, congestive heart failure, COPD, pneumothorax, pneumonia, tamponade, and pleural effusion

Fever in Babies

  • Systematic approach to evaluation of neonates and infants with fever

  • Well-appearing neonates and full sepsis evaluation

  • Causes, incidence, and management of SBI in neonates and infants

  • Components of a full sepsis workup

  • Evidence-based guidelines and clinical decision rules for risk screening and management

  • Management of special cases, such as premature infants, immunocompromised patients, and infants with hardware

Pediatric Abdominal Emergencies

  • Common causes of abdominal pain, including colic, gastroenteritis, UTI, constipation, viral syndromes, appendicitis, and dysmenorrhea versus emergent causes of abdominal pain, including intussusception, necrotizing enterocolitis, incarcerated hernias, mesenteric adenitis, pancreatitis, and ovarian torsion, among others, based on age group

  • Systematic approach to the history and physical examination

  • Risk factors and clinical presentations for each of the conditions covered, as well as necessary diagnostic testing

Childhood Rashes, Benign or Worrisome?

  • In-depth review of presentation of rashes based on age group to aid in diagnosis

  • Treatment approaches for common versus emergent rashes, including HSP, Kawasaki disease, diaper dermatitis, impetigo, roseola, fifth disease, measles, and many more

The Autistic and Special Needs Child in the Acute Care Setting

  • Review of autism spectrum disorder and creating an ASD-friendly environment in your practice

  • Proper approach to examining and treating a pediatric patient with autism who presents with common conditions such as sore throat or otitis media and more urgent conditions such as lacerations and fractures

  • Strategies to avoid common missed diagnoses and mistakes made in the treatment of patients with autism

Common Presentations and Pitfalls

  • Implementation of improved practice patterns to deliver quality care and avoid errors

  • Recognition the “lurking acuity” diagnoses of concern which may present similarly to benign illnesses, and the appropriate management and disposition of these patients, including transfer to a higher level of care, if needed

  • Key steps to ensure that all aspects of diagnosis and management are addressed for each condition, with a focus on expanding the differential diagnosis based on examination and testing results

  • Management of commonly seen conditions, including back pain, rashes, fevers, pyelonephritis, abdominal aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, midfoot fractures, scaphoid fractures, and occult elbow fractures

Clinical Pearls and Pitfalls in STI Management

  • Basics of STI testing, routine screening, and interpretation of results, including testing appropriate for MSM, based on timing of exposure and other history as well as the physical examination

  • Presentation of STIs, including HIV, syphilis, HSV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes

  • Common pitfalls in STD evaluation, including differentiation of STIs from other conditions

  • Treatment recommendations based on diagnosis as well as empiric treatment

  • Counseling and disposition

  • The most recent CDC STD Guidelines from 2021

The Master Clinicians Urgent Care Membership offers access to the entire Urgent Care library! 

As a member, you can decide what course you like and learn at your own pace. There are over 140 CME credits hours of educational lectures taught by the industry’s best from AFC, GoHealth, CityMD, PM Pediatrics, UCA/NERUCA, NextCare, and Academic Centers such as Northwell, Mount Sinai and John Hopkins. In addition, there are many perks and free access to our Master Clinicians Urgent Care Summit live event.

Over $6,500 worth of value for only $1,000!




Access to all Master Clinicians created

Urgent Care Library

(over 140+ CME hours)

Includes these current courses and bundles:

  • Urgent Care Essentials (5 CME credits)

  • Pediatric Urgent Care Essentials (6.5 CME credits)

  • Family Medicine Essentials (5 CME credits)

  • Emergency Medicine Essentials (15 CME credits)

  • Urgent Care Curveballs-Unexpected Diagnosis (8 CME credits)

  • Rapid Fire X-ray Crash Course for Urgent Care (8.5 CME credits)

  • Mastery Workshop-Laceration Repair (3 CME credits)

  • Mastery Workshop-Urgent Care Orthopedics (4 CME credits)

  • Master Workshop-Cant Miss X-Ray Findings (3 CME credits)

  • Conference on Demand: Urgent Care Women’s Health (10 CME credits)

  • Conference on Demand: Cant Miss Urgent Diagnosis (17.5 CME credits)

  • Urgent Care Medical Summit (19 CME credits)

  • Toxicology Essentials (4 CME credits)

  • Psychiatry for the Family Medicine Doctor (1 CME credits)

  • Clinician Burnout (1 CME credit)

  • Cardiology Essentials (5 CME credits)

  • Health Care Today: Providing Care for All (9 CME credits)

Now also includes:


Virtual Conference with Top Urgent Care Leadership and Bonus Q&A session 

VIP tickets to

Urgent Care Summit

September 14, 2024

(6 CME credits)


Urgent Care Podcast Series

(7.5 CME credits)

Pearls and Pitfalls, Cant Miss EKG, Ortho, Cant Miss X-rays, Patient Experience, Essential Topics in Urgent Care & Wound Care

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(10 CME credits)

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Continuing Medical Education


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Oakstone Publishing and Master Clinicians, LLC. Oakstone Publishing is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

Oakstone Publishing designates this enduring material for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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