UCA Webinar: What Do You Have to Offer—and Is It Enough?

UCA Webinar: What Do You Have to Offer—and Is It Enough?

Hiring the best providers is only half the battle when it comes to putting together a clinically excellent team that will appeal to prospective patients in your area. This is especially true if you’re the new kid on the block and don’t have years of experience to tell you what those people need. The type of area you occupy—rural vs urban, seasonal ebbs and flows, a high concentration of elderly residents—determines a lot, as well. …

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Make 2020 the Year Urgent Care Becomes Known for Excellent Antibiotic Stewardship

Make 2020 the Year Urgent Care Becomes Known for Excellent Antibiotic Stewardship

Urgent care has received more than its fair share of criticism in light of healthcare-wide overprescribing of antibiotics. While much of that discussion reflects misperceptions about our industry, clearly all healthcare settings need to be held accountable for improving their decisions to ensure antibiotics are prescribed only when necessary. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continuing to re-evaluate their data on just how many antibiotic-resistant infections occur (with too many proving to be …

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Free JUCM Webinar: Don’t Let Ingested Foreign Bodies Be a Foreign Concept for Providers

Free JUCM Webinar: Don’t Let Ingested Foreign Bodies Be a Foreign Concept for Providers

Children (and even some adults) put things in their mouths that don’t belong there—and sometimes they wind up being swallowed or inhaled. That risk may be especially high as holiday gifts are explored and batteries fall into small hands. The next free webinar offered by JUCM will feature Hansel Otero, MD, director of international pediatric radiology education and outreach at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia sharing real-life cases (and accompanying x-rays) of patients with foreign bodies …

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Free JUCM Webinar: 20 Questions—What You Can’t Afford to Miss in a Chest X-Ray

Free JUCM Webinar: 20 Questions—What You Can’t Afford to Miss in a Chest X-Ray

The consequences of missing something on a chest x-ray can be deadly. And yet, if you don’t review them frequently it can be difficult to pick up on subtle findings. JUCM is hosting a free webinar that will provide examples of easy-to-miss presentations that you can’t afford to miss on Tuesday, December 10, from 2 to 3 pm (Eastern). In Chest X-Rays—What the Urgent Care Clinician Needs to Know, Drs. David Cohen and Michael Weinstock …

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Free JUCM Webinar: 20 Questions—What You Can’t Afford to Miss in a Chest X-Ray

Free JUCM Webinar: 20 Questions—What You Can’t Afford to Miss in a Chest X-Ray

The consequences of missing something on a chest x-ray can be deadly. And yet, if you don’t review them frequently it can be difficult to pick up on subtle findings. JUCM is hosting a free webinar that will provide examples of easy-to-miss presentations that you can’t afford to miss on Tuesday, December 10, from 2 to 3 pm (Eastern). In Chest X-Rays—What the Urgent Care Clinician Needs to Know, Drs. David Cohen and Michael Weinstock …

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UCA Webinar: Can Your Business Survive if You’re Not Operationally Excellent?

UCA Webinar: Can Your Business Survive if You’re Not Operationally Excellent?

“Excellence” is an overused, sometimes poorly understood concept. Yet, patients will let you know in no uncertain terms when you fail to provide service that measures up to that standard. The Urgent Care Association hopes to address that challenge in a two-part webinar, The Operationally Excellent Organization—Best Practices in the Industry, on December 3 at noon and December 10 at 1 pm (both times Central). The speaker for both parts will be Mark Reddinger, COO …

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Free JUCM Webinar: Doing Your Part to Stem Deadly Antibiotic Resistance

Free JUCM Webinar: Doing Your Part to Stem Deadly Antibiotic Resistance

It’s estimated that 23,000 people in the United States die from drug-resistant infections annually. Overuse and inappropriate use of antibiotics is one of the key culprits in that phenomenon. And yet, antibiotics are an indispensable weapon against disease; ceasing to prescribe them is not an option. The only answer is for all healthcare providers to prescribe responsibly. To learn more about what that really means in the urgent care center, carve out some time to …

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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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