• 13 2018 February

    Responding to Personal Technology in the Urgent Care Workplace

    Urgent message: Given the ubiquity of smartphones and other mobile devices, urgent care operators must have a strategy and policy in place to deal with the privacy implications of personal

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    Urgent message: Given the ubiquity of smartphones and other mobile devices, urgent care operators must have a strategy and policy in place to deal with the privacy implications of personal

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  • 01 2018 February

    Injuries to the Upper Extremity Due to Falls on Outstretched Hands (FOOSH) 

    Urgent message: It is common for patients with injuries to the upper extremity due to falls on outstretched hands to present to urgent care. As such, evaluation, appropriate imaging, and

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    Urgent message: It is common for patients with injuries to the upper extremity due to falls on outstretched hands to present to urgent care. As such, evaluation, appropriate imaging, and

    read more →
  • 01 2018 February

    Neck Rash on a 21-year-old Male

    Urgent message: Acanthosis nigricans has a strong association with obesity and insulin resistance. Assessment involves a thorough physical exam to differentiate from other dermatosis, as well as full workup for

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    Urgent message: Acanthosis nigricans has a strong association with obesity and insulin resistance. Assessment involves a thorough physical exam to differentiate from other dermatosis, as well as full workup for

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  • 23 2018 January

    Retaining and Developing Your Best Employees

    Urgent message: An urgent care operation’s success is determined greatly by the quality of its workforce. Consequently, in increasingly competitive labor markets, urgent care operators need to invest in their

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    Urgent message: An urgent care operation’s success is determined greatly by the quality of its workforce. Consequently, in increasingly competitive labor markets, urgent care operators need to invest in their

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  • 09 2018 January

    A Candid Look at Physician Misconduct

    Urgent message: Physicians are expected to be leaders in the urgent care practice, but they are also human and prone to inappropriate behavior. It’s thus critical for urgent care operators

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    Urgent message: Physicians are expected to be leaders in the urgent care practice, but they are also human and prone to inappropriate behavior. It’s thus critical for urgent care operators

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  • 01 2018 January

    A 5-Month-Old with Symptoms Beyond the Presenting Complaint

    Urgent message: Treating preverbal children can be challenging under every-day circumstances for pediatricians who know the child and the family. Urgent care providers who may not have the benefit of

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    Urgent message: Treating preverbal children can be challenging under every-day circumstances for pediatricians who know the child and the family. Urgent care providers who may not have the benefit of

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  • 01 2018 January

    Urgent Care Evaluation of Arrhythmias

    Urgent message: Initial evaluation of a patient with an arrhythmia in the urgent care setting can be as difficult as it is critical to the patient’s survival—one key concern being

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    Urgent message: Initial evaluation of a patient with an arrhythmia in the urgent care setting can be as difficult as it is critical to the patient’s survival—one key concern being

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  • 01 2018 January

    Urgent Care 2.0: Health Systems Taking the Retail Approach to the Next Level

    Urgent message: Spurred by disruptive market entrants and burgeoning consumerism, health systems are increasingly adopting retail principles to better meet consumers’ shifting expectations. Thus, urgent care stakeholders, either as standalone

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    Urgent message: Spurred by disruptive market entrants and burgeoning consumerism, health systems are increasingly adopting retail principles to better meet consumers’ shifting expectations. Thus, urgent care stakeholders, either as standalone

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A Young Man with Acute Ankle Injury

The patient is a 25-year-old man who complains of severe ankle pain and immobility after stumbling at work. He was carrying boxes through the warehouse

January 17, 2018

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Responding to Personal Technology in the Urgent Care Workplace

Urgent message: Given the ubiquity of smartphones and other mobile devices, urgent care operators must have a strategy and policy in place to deal with

February 13, 2018
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Clinical

Injuries to the Upper Extremity Due to Falls on Outstretched Hands (FOOSH) 

Urgent message: It is common for patients with injuries to the upper extremity due to falls on outstretched hands to present to urgent care. As such, evaluation, appropriate imaging, and initial treatment should all be within a clinic’s capabilities.  Michael Bartuseck, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, EP-C Introduction Urgent cares centers play

February 1, 2018

Practice Management

Successful Site Selection in Urgent Care

Urgent message: As a retail delivery channel for healthcare, success in urgent care depends on successfully executing the “retail” elements of the urgent care delivery model—the first of which is “location.”  Alan A. Ayers, MBA, MAcc is Chief Executive Officer of Velocity Urgent Care and is Practice Management Editor of

February 1, 2018

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