A CME course specifically designed to strengthen your foundations in hospital medicine.

Enhance your fundamental skills and build confidence while working in the urgent care or emergency department setting. In this course, you will learn to organize better workflow to ensure patient satisfaction, recognize the early signs of sepsis, treatment of hyponatremia, identify crucial findings in nephrology and indications for dialysis. Specialty cardiology topics include approaches to the ECG, tachycardia, bradycardia and chest pain diagnoses. Wound evaluation, considerations in proper wound management and basic hospitalist essentials are all included in this comprehensive course bundle that is worth 13 CME credits.

  • Urgent Care & Emergency Medicine

    Understanding which cases require emergent intervention or need urgent referrals can reduce medical errors and improve patient outcomes. Learn from top experts from Johns Hopkins, Steward Health Care, Nephrology Associates of the Carolinas, Department of Medicine at Texas A&M, and more.

  • Learn at Your Own Pace

    This CME course combines video podcasts and audio/video slide recordings. We understand that education takes time - so complete the course at your own pace and refer back to our material for review anytime. Each of the lectures in this course lasts about 45 minutes to 1 hour in length for a total of 13 CME hours.

  • Pre/Post Test & CME certificate

    Answer the pre/post test along with the evaluation form after completion of the course to generate your CME certificate.

Here are the topics included in the bundle:

Hospitalist Essentials Part 1

Instructor: Dr. Rajat S. Bhatt (Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University)

The ability to diagnose a patient and order the proper workup is a skill that is developed over time with clinical practice. Learn a systemic approach to common hospital admissions and review proper workup that will decrease errors and patient bounce backs. 

Hospitalist Essentials Part 2

Instructor: Dr. Rajat S. Bhatt (Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University) 

New hospitalists can benefit by learning from more experienced clinicians, gaining pearls of wisdom for commonly admitted patients and understanding proper management to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions. Learn how to plan out and organize your workflow to ensure better quality of care for each of your patients.

Is Your Patient Septic?

Instructor: Dr. Bryan Bagdasian (Steward Health Care)

Mortality rates from sepsis are high and even higher in patients with septic shock. Although clinicians are aware of sepsis, there are still many missed cases leading to poor patient outcomes. Learn to identify early signs and symptoms of sepsis, common sources of infection and develop a standard workflow to minimize missing sepsis in a patient.

Dialysis Cases with Clues You Can't Miss

Instructor: Dr. Willie Hester Jr. (Medical Director at Nephrology Associates of the Carolinas)

Patients who require dialysis often have an associated high risk of adverse outcomes. To prevent unnecessary negative outcomes, it is important to identify acute indications for dialysis. Learn more about the causes of metabolic anion gap and understand when to consult nephrology for patients with acute kidney injury.

Nephrology Clues That You Can't Miss

Instructor: Dr. Willie Hester Jr. (Medical Director at Nephrology Associates of the Carolinas) 

Acute kidney injury is a common condition that leads to hospital admissions. The ability to identify the proper management and when dialysis is needed is important to prevent unnecessary negative outcomes. Learn to identify indications for when nephrology consultation is required, identify the acute indications for dialysis and understand the causes of metabolic anion gap. 

Hyponatremia: A Practicable Approach and Management

Instructor: Dr. Kashif J. Piracha (Clerkship Director for the Department of Medicine at Texas A&M)

Acute kidney injury and metabolic dysfunction is a common condition that leads to hospital admissions. Sodium disorders can be caused by disorders such as vomiting, diarrhea, thiazide diuretics, SIADH, CHF, cirrhosis and many other causes. Learn to identify common causes of hyponatremia and understand the body fluid compartments related to sodium imbalances. 

Cardiology Essentials: Approach to the ECG

Instructor: Dr. Daniel Ambinder (Johns Hopkins) and Dr. Carine Hamo (Johns Hopkins)

Learn to identify common and life threatening arrhythmias, SVT and Bundle branch blocks, findings for various disease processes such electrolyte abnormalities like hyper/hypokalemia. Review ECG basics such as ECG physiology, axis, voltage and anatomy and learn about various types of ECG presentations in a myocardial infarction depending on the location of the heart affected.

Cardiology Essentials: Tachycardia

Instructors: Dr. Daniel Ambinder (Johns Hopkins) and Dr. Colin Blumenthal (Johns Hopkins)

Palpitations are common reasons for visits to the urgent care. Causes for tachycardia and palpitation can range from benign to serious. Learn to systemically interpret EKGs, learn the approach to narrow complex tachyarrhythmias and learn the diagnostic and therapeutic maneuvers in a patient with narrow complex tachyarrhythmias.

Cardiology Essentials: Bradycardia

Instructors: Dr. Daniel Ambinder (Johns Hopkins) and Dr. Colin Blumenthal (Johns Hopkins)

The differential diagnosis in patients with bradycardia are numerous. Clinicians who are in an outpatient setting may not have the opportunity to read EKGs regularly in their practice. Learn to systemically interpret EKGs, understand common causes of bradycardia, learn the common nodal diseases seen in bradycardia and understand the first line treatments.

Cardiology Essentials: Can’t Miss Chest Pain Part 1

Instructors: Dr. Daniel Ambinder, Dr. Carine Hamo, Dr. Amit Goyal (Cardiology-Johns Hopkins/Cleveland Clinic) 

Learn how to evaluate and manage patients presenting with various chest pain symptoms. What are the initial steps to take? What symptoms are suggestive of ischemic vs non-ischemic etiology? Enjoy this engaging presentation from this cardiology trio of friends (aka CardioNerds) as they go over various case presentations.  

Cardiology Essentials: Can’t Miss Chest Pain Part 2

Instructors: Dr. Daniel Ambinder, Dr. Carine Hamo, Dr. Amit Goyal (Cardiology-Johns Hopkins/Cleveland Clinic) 

In part 2 of the chest pain series, the CardioNerds trio go over multiple chest pain cases and associated EKG changes found in classic STEMI and atypical STEMI equivalents. 

Introduction to Wound Evaluation

Instructor: Daniel Forsberg, MPH, PA-C, CPH (Assistant Professor, Touro College)

Good wound healing as well as cosmetic outcomes depends heavily on initial treatment. Learn the common wound treatment approaches, understand the foundation and principles of wound healing. Learn about the common factors that can delay or derail wound healing and understand the importance of approach to wound debridement.

Considerations in Wound Management

Instructor: Daniel Forsberg, MPH, PA-C, CPH (Assistant Professor, Touro College)

Initial management of complex wounds are not commonly done in the outpatient setting. It often requires a surgical consult or wound specialist to evaluate the patient. Learn to recognize the elements of a clean, contaminated and infected wound. Develop a wound management plan for common wound types, understand the types of wound closures along with their appropriate dressings, learn the common issues that prevent or delay wound healing and develop management plans for complex wounds.

Our Master Clinicians Mentors

Master the Art of Medicine by Learning from the Best!

Bryan Bagdasian

MD, Physician at Steward Health Care

Bryan Bagdasian MD, MMM: With more than 25 years of clinical experience, including primary care, hospitalist medicine, and telemedicine, Dr. Bagdasian was among the select physicians named to Castle Connolly's 2017 Top Doctors list. His professional memberships include the American Association for Physician Leadership, American Medical Association, Massachusetts Medical Society, Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement, and American Telemedicine Association. As a physician informaticist specializing in standard content and clinical decision support, Dr. Bagdasian is an advocate for EHR safety and serves on MEDITECH's Patient Safety Review Board. The digital transformation of our healthcare system has provided unexpected learning lessons for all practitioners. Through presentations, podcasts, and blogs, Dr. Bagdasian portrays himself as a lighthouse guiding clinicians to use electronic medical records like a compass to navigate today's complex healthcare environments and patient portals to build back trust through communication within our healthcare systems.

Rajat Bhatt

Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University

Dr. Rajat Bhatt is an experienced, board-certified rheumatologist at a private practice in Texas. His expertise includes the use of disease-modifying anti-rheumatics drugs (DMARDs), biologic, and small-molecule medications, including IV infusion therapeutic protocols. Dr. Bhatt taught extensively as an assistant professor at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, and was on the residency and medical school admissions panel. He has several ongoing trials in rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and SLE. Learn more at myprimerheumatology.com. Dr Bhatt is also an experienced hospitalist with over 10 years experience , he has done several projects with society of hospital medicine in the past.

Willie Hester

Director at Nephrology Associates of the Carolinas

I am Willie Hester, Jr., MD, FACP. I am a clinical nephrologist and dialysis medical director at Nephrology Associates of the Carolinas. I am board-certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. I have over 20 years of clinical experience. I have extensive experience in telemedicine, hospital medicine, private practice, and medical education. Within nephrology, my interests include hypertension, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, electrolytes, acid-base disorders, critical care, and dialysis management.

Hospitalist Essentials Bundle

13 CME credits **10% of proceeds goes to charity. Details below.**

Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation: 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 13 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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Can't Miss Presentations

Mary Garrison

For the topics included, this was a good overview.

For the topics included, this was a good overview.

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Chronic Abdominal and Pelvic Pain in Women; Beyond Quadrants

Susan Ganzhorn

Comprehensive review of a prevalent problem

Comprehensive review of a prevalent problem

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Urgent care medical summit

Jared Hough

Very well done and relevant information.

Very well done and relevant information.

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Pregnancy related issues in the outpatient setting

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Can't Miss common presentations

Aaron Lee

Excellent review

Jennifer Prom

Can’t miss urgent dx

justin Kelchner

Very educational and informative! Highly recommend!

Very educational and informative! Highly recommend!

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Can't Miss Diagnoses

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Live the Life You Imagined: One Man’s Journey to a Telemedicine Career

Megan Tews

Insightful, thank you. Certainly the future for telemedicine is wide open.

Insightful, thank you. Certainly the future for telemedicine is wide open.

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Urgent Care Medical Summit

Teri Sanor

perfect beginner course

stephanie connor

This class has geat step by step visuals.

This class has geat step by step visuals.

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Charitable Contributions

10% of your purchase will go to a Healthcare Charity

Since early 2020, Master Clinicians has donated ten percent of quarterly sales to local and national charities to support the healthcare community. The tradition continues. If you have a healthcare related charity that would be a great candidate for our donations, please reach out and let us know! Email us at [email protected]

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