Respiratory Emergencies

Return to Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

1. Distinguish between common cold symptoms and CAP. Identify CAP patients as low- or high-risk and quickly select the appropriate treatment.
2. Expedite the triage of flu patients in order to minimize exposures throughout the community.
3. Differentiate the symptoms of common cold from flu and prescribe treatments appropriately, with resistance in mind.
4. Evaluate underlying conditions that might require flu patients to be hospitalized.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
09/16/2013
Course expires: 
09/15/2016

Preston J. Fedor, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Fellow in Governmental Emergency Medical Security Services; University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/16/2013
Course expires: 
09/15/2016
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