UCA Webinar: If Your Medical Equipment Isn’t in Tip-Top Order, Neither Is Your Facility

UCA Webinar: If Your Medical Equipment Isn’t in Tip-Top Order, Neither Is Your Facility

All the clinical expertise in the world won’t help you treat patients efficiently and properly if the tools of your trade aren’t in perfect working order. And in order to ensure the medical equipment you’ve invested so much in is up to performing its intended task, you’ve got to be aware of current standards. The Urgent Care Association will offer insights into how you can stay ahead of the need for calibration, preventive maintenance, and …

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UCA Webinar: You Can Choose to Be the Employer of Choice for Top Talent

UCA Webinar: You Can Choose to Be the Employer of Choice for Top Talent

As the urgent care industry continues to grow, competition for the staff that will propel your business to new heights gets fiercer. You need to stand out to the candidates you want, just as they have to impress you. And once you hire them, you have to hang on to them; around one-third of employees quit within the first 6 months of employment. This is untrodden territory for many urgent care operators. How exactly do …

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Free JUCM Webinar: Avoiding Common, Costly, and High-Risk Missed Diagnoses

Free JUCM Webinar: Avoiding Common, Costly, and High-Risk Missed Diagnoses

“Everybody makes mistakes” couldn’t be more trite when you’re talking about the practice of medicine. And in urgent care medicine, where the provider could be faced with anything from an ingrown toenail to a life-threatening MI that really should be in the emergency room, the margin of error is razor thin. Missed diagnoses are especially foreboding, in terms of both the patient’s health and your legal risk. Some are more common than others and, therefore, …

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UCA Webinar: What You Need to Know About Workers’ Comp

UCA Webinar: What You Need to Know About Workers’ Comp

Many urgent care operators have found occupational medicine to be a natural fit for their business. If you’re one of them, you know workers’ comp claims go with the territory—in fact, understanding workers’ comp is essential to your survival in the occ med space. And if you’re not operating in that space but are considering jumping in, you need to do so with your eyes wide open. What an Urgent Care Clinician Needs to Know …

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Free JUCM Webinars: Do Ultrasound (and All Imaging) the Right—and Profitable—Way

Free JUCM Webinars: Do Ultrasound (and All Imaging) the Right—and Profitable—Way

Offering imaging services on site is no longer a distinguishing competitive advantage for your urgent care center. The industry, as a whole, has progressed to the point that it’s considered a standard attribute. So, in order to differentiate yourself from your competitors, you need to do it better—more efficiently, with utmost accuracy, and following industry best practices. JUCM is hosting a live webinar series to help you do just that. The first session, The Role …

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Properly Managed Meds Are Essential to Treating Patients Safely. Are You Doing it Right?

Properly Managed Meds Are Essential to Treating Patients Safely. Are You Doing it Right?

Keeping medications on site is, appropriately, a tightly regulated practice. Done improperly, it can put patients at physical risk while also leaving your operation wide open for penalties and litigation. Full compliance is your only salvation. To ensure you’re up to speed, log in to the Urgent Care Association’s upcoming webinar, Medication Management—Meeting and Maintaining Compliance, scheduled for Thursday, September 26. Melissa L. Pollard of Premier Health will walk participants through the steps necessary to …

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UCA Webinar: Ab Pain is a Vexing Complaint; an Evidence-Based Approach Can Save Lives

UCA Webinar: Ab Pain is a Vexing Complaint; an Evidence-Based Approach Can Save Lives

Patients complaining of abdominal pain in the urgent care center may be as common as they are concerning. Most of the time the cause will be relatively benign—but those that aren’t can go very badly very quickly. Consequently, the Urgent Care Association asked Michael Nelson, PA-C to host a webinar featuring the best, newest available literature on the subject. Evidence-Based Approach to Abdominal Pain in Urgent Care is scheduled for Thursday, August 1st at 1 …

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UCA Webinar: Project Management Is Now An Essential Skill; Do You Have It?

UCA Webinar: Project Management Is Now An Essential Skill; Do You Have It?

You work in urgent care—so you know it’s an ever-changing, continuously growing industry that gets more and more complex as time goes on. Being well-versed in the business-side of things means being able to handle whatever comes your way, whether you’ve done it before or not. Project management skills are essential in allowing your operation—and your career—to move forward. Recognizing this, the Urgent Care Association will host a webinar entitled Project Management for Success on …

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UCA Webinar: Taking the Stress Out of the Accreditation (and Re-Accreditation) Process

UCA Webinar: Taking the Stress Out of the Accreditation (and Re-Accreditation) Process

The mere thought of applying for UCA accreditation while you’re hiring, marketing, negotiating contracts, billing and coding—oh, yeah, and providing excellent care to patients at a moment’s notice—could get any urgent care operator’s blood pressure up. UCA says the reality is not all that daunting, however, and is hosting a free webinar to explain why. Your Guide to Success: The UCA Accreditation & Re-accreditation Process is scheduled to take place Wednesday, June 12, at 2 …

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UCA Webinar: Are You Prepared for Patients Who Present with Life-Threatening ACS?

UCA Webinar: Are You Prepared for Patients Who Present with Life-Threatening ACS?

Urgent care has made its mark on the U.S. healthcare system by offering high-quality care on a walk-in basis, with one of the guiding principles being that it’s an appropriate setting for any patient who is not experiencing life- or limb-threatening symptoms. That doesn’t mean patients with that level of complaint never walk through the door, however. Patients experiencing chest pain may be inclined to present to urgent care if it’s the closest healthcare facility, …

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