Abstracts in Urgent Care – October 2020

Ethnic Background Matters in ECG EvaluationLean on Risk Stratification Tools in Chest PainLasting Effects of Headache in ChildrenTrauma and Childhood MigraineComparing ‘Fixes’ for Distal Radial Fractures in AdolescentsCasting Options in Distal Radius Fractures in the Elderly Avijit Barai, MBBS, MRCS, MSc (Critical Care), PgCertCPU, FRNZCUC Ethnicity and STEMI Criteria of ECG Key point: The ethnic background of patients should be considered during ECG evaluation of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Citation: ter Haar CC, Kors JA, Peters RJ, et al. Prevalence of ECGs exceeding thresholds for ST‐segment–elevation myocardial infarction …
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Abstracts in Urgent Care – October 2020 (PUCC)

Spotlight on Original Research in Pediatric Urgent Care: Excerpts from the 2020 Pediatric Urgent Care Conference (PUCC). Los Angeles, CA David J. Mathison, MD, MBA Decreasing Length of Stay in the Pediatric Urgent Care with Electronic Discharge Instructions* Wooster J, Patel A, Nedved A, Lee B The aim of this research was to determine if an electronic discharge process could decrease length of stay by an average of 10 minutes per patient. An electronic discharge procedure was implemented through a patient porta at a single freestanding pediatric urgent care, eliminating …
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Abstracts in Urgent Care – September 2020

Seasoned Eyes and ECGs Comparing ACS Decision Tools Does TMACS Stack Up? Cluing Patients in on Chest Pain Gender Differences in Chest Pain Assessment Duration of Chest Pain in Diagnosing MI Ivan Koay, MBChB, FRNZCUC, MD When It Comes to Reading ECGs, Experience Counts Key Point: Advanced practice practitioners (APP) in this study had a level of skill in ECG interpretation equal to first-year EM attendings. These skills could be utilized, potentially, as screening pathways to improve clinical flow of patients in both emergency departments and urgent care facilities. Citation: …
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Abstracts in Urgent Care – July 2020

Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 Herd Immunity for COVID-19 Treating Minor MSK Pain Primary Care Visit Trends in the U.S. POCUS in Children with Respiratory Illness POCUS in Vision Loss YIJUNG RUSSELL, MD Hydroxychloroquine Not Beneficial in Mild-to-Moderate COVID-19 Infections Contributing author: Lauren Bulgarelli, MD Key Point: Hydroxychloroquine was compared with the standard of care in a randomized trial and was not shown to be associated with a higher probability of negative conversion than the standard of care. Citation: Tang W, Cao Z, Han M, et al. Hydroxychloroquine in patients with mainly …
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Abstracts in Urgent Care – June 2020

CPR Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic Characteristics of COVID-19 in the Pediatric Population A Clinical Decision Rule for Predicting True Penicillin Allergy The Role of Antibiotics in Community-Acquired Pneumonia POCUS Overview: A Primary Care Perspective POCUS in Skin and Soft Tissue Infections  Prioritizing Protecting Healthcare Workers During Resuscitation of COVID-19 Patients Key Point: Priorities should be given to reducing provider exposure and lowering aerosolization risk while oxygenating/ventilating, and considering whether or not resuscitation is appropriate. Citation: Edelson DP, Sasson C, Chan PS, et al. Interim guidance for basic and advanced …
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