• 01 2015 March

    Urgent Care Evaluation of Fatigue

    Ever heard the old (and not so funny) joke about two health-care providers having a conversation at the urgent care center? First provider: “Ever seen a case of _____?” Second provider: “Turns out I have seen plenty of cases . . . just never diagnosed any!” With a nonspecific presenting condition such as fatigue, it is difficult to obtain an

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    Ever heard the old (and not so funny) joke about two health-care providers having a conversation at the urgent care center? First provider: “Ever seen a case of _____?” Second provider: “Turns out I have seen plenty of cases . . . just never diagnosed any!” With a nonspecific presenting condition such as fatigue, it is difficult to obtain an

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  • 24 2015 February

    Is It Measles or Something Else?

    Urgent message: Although measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, outbreaks continue to occur, with unvaccinated travelers most often being the carriers and transmitting the disease to clusters of unvaccinated individual residents. Overview and Current Outbreak According to the World Health Organization, 145,700 people around the world died of measles in 2013, which equates to 400 deaths

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    Urgent message: Although measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, outbreaks continue to occur, with unvaccinated travelers most often being the carriers and transmitting the disease to clusters of unvaccinated individual residents. Overview and Current Outbreak According to the World Health Organization, 145,700 people around the world died of measles in 2013, which equates to 400 deaths

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  • 29 2014 December

    Creating an Inclement-Weather Policy for Your Urgent Care Center

    Alan A. Ayers, MBA, MAcc, is Practice Management Editor for JUCM, serves on the Board Directors of the Urgent Care Association of America, and is Vice-President of Corporate Development for Concentra Urgent Care. Urgent Message: Every urgent care center should have a policy addressing the various issues of communication, safety, pay, operations, and human resources that will undoubtedly come up

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    Alan A. Ayers, MBA, MAcc, is Practice Management Editor for JUCM, serves on the Board Directors of the Urgent Care Association of America, and is Vice-President of Corporate Development for Concentra Urgent Care. Urgent Message: Every urgent care center should have a policy addressing the various issues of communication, safety, pay, operations, and human resources that will undoubtedly come up

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Boy with Leg Rash, Knee Pain, and Abdominal Pain

This photograph was taken of a 6-year-old boy who presented with a rash on his legs. Two weeks earlier, he had an upper respiratory infection.

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Is It Measles or Something Else?

Urgent message: Although measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, outbreaks continue to occur, with unvaccinated travelers most often being the carriers

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Urgent Care Evaluation of Fatigue

Ever heard the old (and not so funny) joke about two health-care providers having a conversation at the urgent care center? First provider: “Ever seen a case of _____?” Second provider: “Turns out I have seen plenty of cases . . . just never diagnosed any!” With a nonspecific presenting

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Image Check: Impact of Employee Appearance on the Patient Experience

Urgent message: Patients often infer quality on the basis of outward appearances. Adopting a policy that addresses clothing, grooming, and body art can help balance the need to project a professional image in the urgent care center and to ensure workplace safety with employees’ desire to express themselves. ALAN A.

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