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Pediatric Respiratory Illness

Joseph Toscano, MD

1 hour recorded audio and power point 

Recorded on September 25, 2015 

Course Description:  Join Dr Toscano for a update on several common respiratory conditions seen in pediatric urgent care, as well as one not-so-common infection of renewed importance due to recent outbreaks. Content will include a review and summary of treatment recommendations and, when applicable, recently released clinical practice guidelines for respiratory tract infections (bronchiolitis, otitis media, pertussis, pharyngitis) and conditions (asthma) with an emphasis on providing effective and valuable care to your patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the most recent patterns of pertussis infection and management
  • Discuss the newest recommendations for the evaluation and treatment of children with bronchiolitis
  • Explain the differential diagnosis and best management of a child with sore throat
  • Develop an evidence-based evaluation and management plan for children with otitis media
  • Describe the appropriate management of acute asthma exacerbation in children

Faculty Bio:
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).


Financial Disclosures:  The above faculty has no financial relationships to disclose. 

Credit Information:

Designation Statement
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. 

Accreditation Statement
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.

Submitting for Credit:  

If you would like to submit for either of the credit above, once you complete the activity you must submit for credit you will need to complete the 5 question exam.  You must answer 3 out of 5 correctly to receive credit.  Your credit will be placed in your profile under Professional Development or click on "My Credits".  Email with questions.  

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