Approach to Cough

December 1st, 2017 - December 1st, 2020
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours
1.00 MOC Points


Today on MedNet21, we're going to discuss Approach to Cough.

Part 1 of the presentation will focus on a review of the basics of the cough reflex, the differentiation of cough based upon symptom duration, and logical medical approach to patient presenting with cough. In conclusion, we review the acute cough differential diagnosis and literature regarding treatment for acute cough. We will discuss the most common causes of chronic cough and how to treat chronic cough depending on its etiology. We will also discuss when it is appropriate to refer to a specialist as well as other therapies that can be used for cough suppression.

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Dates and Times

End Date: 12/1/2020


As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: IDENTIFY the most common causes of chronic cough and recognize associated signs/symptoms; APPLY an appropriate diagnostic and treatment algorithm to patients with chronic cough; DESCRIBE the general mechanism of the cough reflex; and UNDERSTAND the distinction between acute, sub-acute, and chronic cough.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Role of the chest x-ray in evaluation of cough
  • Opioid cough suppressants
  • Cough suppression therapies

Webcasts Files

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Approach to Cough - 2


Approach to Cough - 4


Disclosure Information for Planning Committee Members and Speakers



  • Dr. Vince Esguerra, MD
    • Approach to Cough
  • Dr. Carleen Risaliti, MD
    • Approach to Cough


The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University designates this webcasts for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.