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Understanding the Myths and Integrating Evidence Based Medicine Part 1

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Understanding the Myths and Integrating Evidence Based Medicine Part 1
1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation


Recorded April 18, 2016

Course Description:

With the rapidly changing medical landscape, risk management and our patients ability to access the internet, we can no longer rely on "well that's the way we have always done it" style of medicine. Following the guidelines of evidence based medicine will give you not only the ability of practicing the best, up to date medicine, but will allow you defend your decisions to your patients and in litigation. Part one will include the basics of urgent care medicine.

Learning Objectives:

  • State how evidence based medicine will improve quality of meidicne, reduce risk exposure, and increase patient satisfaction.
  • Differentiate the differences between the art and science of medicine
  • Describe the myths we have utilized in our daily practices and the options for change in our treatments.
  • Recognize how to get your patients to buy in to evidence based medicine and accept the changes they are not used to.
  • Recognize the importance of bringing these ideas back to your clinicians and change the way your group practices as a team.

Faculty Bio:  Steven Engelberg, PA-C, PhD

I was trained at Touro University in NY where I received my bachelors in Physician Assistant studies. Two years later I was one of 13 accepted in the only PA emergency medicine residency program in the country in West Virginia. After receiving my masters degree in emergency medicine, I continued on to finish my PhD in health administration. I am in my 20th year of clinical practice, including 15 emergency departments in 5 states. I am currently practicing with DaVita HealthCare Partners as float clinician in 7 urgent care clinics. I am very involved in our clinical education and have a position on the urgent care committee. My previous position was at UMC in Las Vegas, a level I trauma center. There, besides my clinical practice and precepting many of the students, I held the position of director of PA education. I have also held the position of assistant professor at George Washington University, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Touro University, and clinical preceptor at Idaho University. I have had many years of working with and teaching medical, PA, and NP students, residents, and physicians. I am published in research, and am a national speaker at urgent care conferences, speaking on subjects of clinical flow, utilizing PAs and NPs in clinical practice, as well as clinical medicine.
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.

Urgent Care Management Certificate 


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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