- Conduct a rapid assessment to identify patients requiring emergency care
- Describe the family physician’s role in the stabilization and initial management of patients identified to require emergent care.
- Conduct a focused history (including cardiac risk factors) and a relevant physical exam
- Develop a concise differential diagnosis for patients with chest pain including cardiac and non- cardiac causes.
- Describe the key clinical characteristics of the following common chest pain conditions: angina, pulmonary embolism, gastroesophageal reflux, anxiety, and pneumonia.
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