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If it's Not in Your Differential, it Won't Be in Your Diagnosis
August 19, 2020

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

LIVE: If It's Not in your Differential, It Won't be in your Diagnosis

Speaker: Michael Weinstock, MD and Joseph Toscano, MD

This course will focus on how to use knowledge of legal issues to improve patient safety. It begins with a brief introduction about approaching patients with 'diagnostic uncertainty' including legal terms and questions, then uses a case with a poor outcome with actual documentation and trial testimony to demonstrate a unique approach to improve patient safety. This is a LIVE webinar; a GoToMeeting link will be sent to all UCA2020 On-Demand attendees.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the purpose of documentation and how this can improve patient safety
  • Identify important items to include on a chart to increase legal protection for the provider
  • Understand how a ‘hard stop’ at the medical decision making can improve patient safety
  • Develop an approach for evaluation and documentation when there is diagnostic uncertainty
  • Manage patients with the 'front door/back door' approach to improve patient safety


Mike is the Associate Program Director at the Adena Emergency Medicine Residency and Professor of Emergency Medicine, Adjunct at the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University. He has lectured nationally and internationally on medical topics and patient safety issues and is the executive editor for UC RAP, the risk management section editor for EM RAP, and has contributed to ERCast and Risk Management Monthly. He is the author of the Bouncebacks! series of books and with Scott Weingart and Kevin Klauer will publish Bouncebacks! Critical Care in 2019. Michael has practiced medicine nationally and internationally including volunteer work in Papua New Guinea, Nepal, and the West Indies. Research interests include ED evaluation and management of chest pain, patient safety, EM medical education, and of course, Bouncebacks!

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 thirty 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 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 since 2005 and has presented clinical topics at several UCA conferences and conventions. He is a founding board member of both the College of Urgent Care Medicine (CUCM) and the Board of Certification in Urgent Care Medicine (BCUCM) and currently is the Clinical Content Advisor for UCA.

This session is part of UCA2020 On-Demand!  When you become a participant of UCA2020, you can have access to ALL of the webinars AND MORE for the remainder of 2020.  UCA2020 On-Demand features:

  • 40 hours of CME content from June – December, 2020
  • Mix of LIVE and On-Demand sessions for Practice Managers and Clinicians

To register for all of what UCA2020 has to offer, CLICK HERE. For access to just this one session, please login and click on the links below.

Registration Fees:
  • $50.00 - 2020 Clinical Webinar - If it's not in your differential - Member Fee
  • $100.00 - 2020 Clinical Webinar - If it's not in your differential - Non-Member Fee






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