1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation
Recorded April 30, 2015
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
- Integrate EKG into diagnostic decision-making, supplemental to history and physical examination.
- Determine how EKG can be useful in the evaluation of patients with a chief complaint of weakness.
- Recognize high-risk EKG patterns in patients with palpitations, syncope, or near-syncope.
- Utilize EKG appropriately in the evaluation of a patient with chest pain and/or dyspnea.
- Realize the limitations of EKG as a diagnostic tool.
Joseph Toscano, MD, Urgent Care Physician
Joseph Toscano, MD received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 1989 and trained in internal medicine at the Naval Hospital in San Diego. He has worked in the areas of emergency medicine and urgent care for over twenty years. He has been an attending emergency physician at San Ramon Regional Medical Center in San Ramon, California since 1999 and has been Chairman of the department since 2013. Dr. Toscano has worked in Urgent Care since 2005 and was previously a partner and corporate medical director for Pinnacle Urgent Care and a staff urgent care physician with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. In addition to caring for patients, he is senior research editor for Emergency Medicine Practice, a monthly, evidence-based, emergency medicine CME publication. He is a member of the editorial boards for the journals, Emergency Medicine and the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine, and develops and reviews continuing medical education material in urgent care and emergency medicine for a variety of other publications and organizations. He has been an active member of the Urgent Care Association of America since 2005 and has presented clinical topics at several UCAOA conferences and conventions. He is a founding board member of both the Urgent Care College of Physicians (UCCOP) and the Board of Certification in Urgent Care Medicine (BCUCM).
Disclosures: The above faculty had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase.
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