An urgent care provider’s professional, ethical, and legal obligation to the patient doesn’t stop at providing competent care. There are some circumstances in which you have a duty to report suspicious circumstances that have little, if anything, to do with the patient’s presenting complaint. If you’re a bit hazy about where that responsibility begins and ends, you could be on shaky ground if you miss the opportunity to step in. The Urgent Care Association will a host a webinar that should help clarify things on Thursday, July 30 at 1 pm (Central). Log in to Non-clinical Patient Considerations—Minors, Abuse, Reporting, and More (Part II) and you’ll hear speaker Barbara Glickman-Williams, RN explain why it’s essential for every urgent care professional to recognize their obligations regarding the treatment of minors, professional liability notifications, and state and local reporting requirements regarding abuse and communicable diseases. Attendance is $50 for UCA members and $100 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, click here.
UCA Webinar: Disregard Your Duty to Report and You Put Your Patients and Your Reputation at Risk