|2016 Spring Pre-Convention Courses|
Take your urgent care knowledge to a new level with a concentrated course in practice management, clinical or the Hands-on Clinical Boot Camp. Courses offered in full- and half-day options. Limited seating is available; register now!
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Splinting and Casting | 8:30am-4:45pm
Offered as a course in the Hands-on Clinical Boot Camp, Splinting and Casting is an active participation class, requiring students to “dive in and get dirty” through application and removal of fiberglass and plaster splints and casts. Appropriate application and potential complications for the most common upper and lower extremity injuries will be discussed, allowing participants to gain proficiency in splinting and casting that can be applied immediately to the urgent care environment. Management of just 1 to 2 fractures will pay for the entire Splinting and Casting course, making it a great investment! It is recommended that participants wear suitable, loose-fitting attire to allow for technique practice. Tuition includes all splinting and casting materials.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Basic Suturing | 9am-12:30pm
This introductory suturing course is part of the Hands-on Clinical Boot Camp, and allows providers with limited experience to gain better understanding of instrument basics, suture types, and local anesthesia. Participants will obtain the know-how to perform simple interrupted sutures and running closures through practice on tissue models containing skin and subcutaneous fat for a real-life experience. Tuition includes all suturing materials.
Musculoskeletal Exam | 9am-12:30pm
Enhance your skills for performing a detailed musculoskeletal exam through basic and special tests designed to assess particular pathologies and etiologies. Participants will learn how to be able to identify a reasonable differential diagnosis and outline further management based on a patient’s assessment. Initially debuted at last year’s Spring Convention, Musculoskeletal Exam quickly garnered rave reviews for its content and faculty, making it a mainstay of the Hands-on Clinical Boot Camp.
Managing People in Your Center | 9am-5pm (NEW!)
Your center staff, and how they effectively work together as a team, is one of the biggest assets of your company. Through this course, participants will obtain the do’s and don’ts for effectively managing, motivating and empowering staff while understanding how to become an effective leader and clear communicator. Implementing the principles offered through this course can pay off tenfold for your center.
Executing an Urgent Care Turnaround | 9am-5pm (NEW!)
The urgent care industry is experiencing rapid growth, spurring increased competition in markets that may be already over saturated with walk-in or retail care options. To ensure viability and longevity, urgent care center owners, operators and administrators need to position their centers for success. New and seasoned owners should participant in this one-day practice management course that will examine real-world examples of once failing urgent care centers to unearth common pitfalls, glean tangible business strategies, and improve center operations, financials and staff productivity.
Clinic Startup Primer | 8:30am-5pm (NEW Course & time!)
This one-day course is your concentrated playbook for how to open and operate a successful urgent care center. Whether you’re an owner, administrator, operator, or financial investor, this course will present the “nuts and bolts” of center ownership to help you manage the challenges of operating your own center. Build on your knowledge and obtain additional business strategies, expert advice and networking connections by registering to attend the main convention.
Advanced Suturing | 1:30-5pm
Providers proficient in performing simple interrupted sutures will build on their clinical acumen by mastering the multiple-layer closure, vertical and horizontal mattress sutures, running subcuticular closure, and the z-plasty technique. Active participation occurs through the use of tissue models containing skin and subcutaneous fat for a real-life experience. Advanced techniques for anesthesia including nerve blocks will also be discussed. This advanced course is part of the Hands-on Clinical Boot Camp, and sold out at last year’s Spring Convention. Your tuition will pay for itself after closing 1 to 2 intermediate complexity lacerations, making this course a cost-effective option for growing your service lines. Tuition includes all suturing materials.
Joint Injections | 1:30-5pm
Proper administration of joint injections can offer patients significant pain relief with only minimal discomfort. The Hands-on Clinical Boot Camp Joint Injections course allows providers to practice performing musculoskeletal injections of the shoulder, knee and elbow on simulated patients. Discussion includes the use of anesthetic agents and steroids and their indications, contraindications and precautions. The cost of tuition will pay off with as little as 3 to 4 joint injections. Register early for this course because last time it was offered, it sold out! Tuition includes all joint injection materials.
Radiology Review for Urgent Care Providers | 1:30-5pm (NEW!)
You asked, and we responded! The new Radiology Review for Urgent Care Providers course discusses the latest modalities and techniques as well as a wide range of other radiology topics commonly seen in urgent care. Emphasis on related image guided interventions, medical imaging physics, and differential diagnoses of frequently treated ailments are also explored.