A CME course designed to prepare you for the unexpected.

Learn to catch various atypical clinical presentations in the urgent care or emergency department setting. In this course, you will learn to identify crucial findings in urology, pediatrics, neurology, orthopedics, toxicology, COVID cases and more. The comprehensive course bundle is worth 8 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 Cleveland Clinic, Northwell, Mount Sinai, CityMD, and more, and never miss anything clinically significant.

  • 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 8 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.

A Comprehensive Curriculum to Lower Medical Error and Risk

1. Urology Curveball 1 

Instructor: Dr. Jared Cohen (Urology-Cleveland Clinic) 

Urologic complaints including UTI’s are commonly seen in the acute care setting with many of these patients experiencing recurrent bacterial infections. Learn proper management of these complaints and utilize opportunities to decrease antibiotic use in your patients.

2. Urology Curveball 2

Instructor: Dr. Jared Cohen (Urology-Cleveland Clinic)

Findings of asymptomatic bacteriuria are very common in outpatient clinical practice. While often necessary in some high-risk populations, there is a large subset of patients who do not require antibiotics. Learn to evaluate and manage atypical causes of urinary frequency and asymptomatic bacteriuria while understanding the opportunities to decrease antibiotic use in patients.

3. Pediatric Curveball Part 1

Instructor: Dr. Elliott Friedman (Medical Director-PM Pediatrics)

Without the training of a pediatrician most providers in the outpatient setting have a difficult time identifying various atypical pediatric presentations. Greater knowledge in this topic can result in accurate diagnosis and improved patient outcomes. Learn how to identify and treat atypical presentations through various pediatric case examples.

4. Pediatric Curveballs 2nd Inning

Instructor: Dr. Elliott Friedman (Medical Director-PM Pediatrics)

A knowledge gap exists in the treatment of pediatric gynecologic, ENT, GI and other types of atypical infectious presentations. Many providers struggle with diagnosis as well as correct treatment. Learn about the numerous updates and education to providers on how to diagnose and manage such cases.

5. Common and Not so Common Neurologic Presentations

Instructor: Dr. Gino Farina (Emergency Medicine-Northwell)

Nonspecific neurological complaints are common visits seen in the emergency department and urgent care setting. Learn how to identify subtle neurological complaints such as vitamin deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, ALS and more.

6. Ticks and the Curves They Throw

Instructor: Dr. Bruce Oran (EM Attending-NYU)

Ticks are one of the most important vectors for human disease after mosquitos and often lead to Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Learn to recognize common presentations seen in the outpatient setting with tick illnesses that will help decrease long term complications and reduce mortality and morbidity.

7. Just Back Pain?

Instructor: Dr. Bruce Oran (EM Attending-NYU)

Properly identifying common subtle findings in back pain complaints is critical for many providers. Life-threatening findings are often missed in the outpatient setting due to cognitive bias and misunderstanding of risk management. Learn to recognize various subtle findings in back pain complaints to provide an accurate diagnosis and better patient outcomes.

8. COVID Curveball Cases

Instructor: Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell (Medical Director-Saint Mary's Medical Group)

Medical providers are facing a surge of COVID-19 infections that they have never faced before. It is important for providers to share their experiences as they see more positive cases. Learn how front-line Urgent Care providers in COVID dense regions are treating and educating patients.

9. Common Household Medications and Toxic Food Poisonings

Instructor: Dr. Kristen Schwab (Emergency Medicine-CityMD)

Learn about toxicology related clinical scenarios that you may come across in the urgent care or outpatient setting. Recognize various clinical presentations of poisoned patients and learn proper management of atypical toxicologic emergencies.

10. Hot Joints

Instructor: Dr. Melissa Leber (Emergency Medicine-Mount Sinai)

Orthopedic injuries resulting in sprains, strains and fractures are common in the outpatient setting. Joint infections can not be missed because they result in significant morbidity if not treated in a timely manner. Learn how to detect serious orthopedic infections requiring immediate or urgent follow-up.

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Gino Farina, MD, FACEP

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Science Education Assistant Dean for Clinical Preparation for Residency at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Dr. Gino Farina is board certified in Emergency Medicine, and is currently a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Science Education, and the Assistant Dean for Clinical Preparation for Residency at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Long Island, New York. At Zucker he is core faculty in the communications, physical diagnosis, electrocardiography and clinical reasoning curriculum. As core faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center at Northwell, Dr. Farina served as the Associate Residency Program Director for seven years and Program Director for sixteen years, helping to turn hundreds of emergency medicine residents into board-certified ER physicians now practicing across the nation. Dr. Farina's academic Interests include medical education, research and assessment, medical Spanish, and global health in Latin American countries. He is actively involved in global health initiatives and in training sessions for medical providers in Mexico, Peru and now Ecuador, where, with a group of other physicians from Northwell, he will soon be teaching basic emergency medicine skills – including radiographic interpretation, electrocardiography, the approach to common conditions and clinical reasoning – to recent medical school graduates. Dr. Farina will be sharing his art of electrocardiogram and X-ray interpretation during Master Clinicians courses.

Melissa Leber, MD, FACEP

Director of Emergency Department Sports Medicine Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital System

Dr. Leber is board certified in both Sports Medicine and Emergency Medicine. She is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics and Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Director of Emergency Department Sports Medicine. After completing her emergency medicine residency, Dr. Leber did her fellowship in sports medicine in Pittsburgh, PA. While there, she worked with professional athletes, including the Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB), USA Rugby and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USLPRO – Soccer) and served as team physician at various Pittsburgh colleges and high schools. Since fellowship, Dr. Leber has been a Player Physician at the US Open and become an Airway Management Physician and Visiting Team Medical Liaison (VTML) for the NY Jets. She works as a finish line physician for the ING – New York City Marathon, Half Marathon and Triathlon, during which with her combined expertise in emergency medicine and sports medicine treats a wide range of sports medicine conditions. As an Assistant Professor in two medical specialties, Dr. Leber is involved in the education of the next generation of medical professionals, teaching medical students, residents and fellows the art of emergency medicine and orthopaedics. She lectures both regionally and nationally regarding orthopedic care in the emergency department.

Kristin Schwab, MD, FACEP

Emergency Medicine Physician

Dr. Kristin Schwab is a practicing physician who is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences from Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus. She also received a Master of Science in Education from Fordham University's Graduate School of Education. She received her medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, the medical school for the New York Institute of Technology. She completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York, which is part of the Northwell Health System. She also served as Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine. Currently, she works as an attending physician at CityMD, a Summit Health Company. She also teaches several lectures in Emergency Medicine every year to the students of Hofstra University's Physician Assistant program. She is also a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Schwab's academic interests include medical education, toxicology, critical care, and legal aspects of medical practice. She currently resides in Rockville Centre, New York with her husband and two young sons.

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 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Urgent Care Curveballs: Unexpected Diagnoses

8 CME credits. Lifetime access granted. *10% proceeds go to charity. Details below.

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