The following TV spot aired in March on the WHYY-TV (PBS) program "First" in Delaware (Zack Seward, producer).
UCCOP and UCAOA are excited to launch our new Splinting and Casting Clinical Skills Lab in conjunction with the Urgent Care Fall ConferenceFriday, Oct. 4in Glendale, Ariz.
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This full-day, hands-on clinical session is designed to prepare NPs, PAs and physicians to select and apply proper splints and manage a variety of common urgent care orthopedic injuries. Casting of injuries that are appropriately managed in an urgent care center will also be covered. Registration is open now at ucaoa.org/fall
Many urgent care centers utilize mid-level providers (nurse practitioners and physician assistants) to supplement physician coverage or as primary staff. In addition, many seasoned physicians from other areas of medicine are entering urgent care; however, these providers may need to gain additional expertise in order to hit the ground running and provide quality service in the urgent care environment. In this course, attendees will learn management of fractures utilizing splinting and casting.
The hands-on skills lab is supplemented with didactic presentations. The faculty comprises experienced clinicians with educational expertise. At the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Describe the differences between fiberglass and plaster splints and casts
• Determine the appropriate splint for the most common upper and lower extremity injuries
• Apply a short arm cast
• Safely remove and bivalve a cast
• Select an appropriate anesthetic for the injury
Class size will be limited to 30 participants.
Course Director: William Gluckman, DO
Faculty: Mark Butler, MD; Terry Buzzard, MD; Tom Gocke, PA; Pamela Sullivan, MD
UCAOA provides peer groups (forums) in UConnect as a way for you to ask questions — and provide answers — to your fellow members and industry experts. New questions were recently posted in the following UConnect Networking Groups:
• Billing & Coding
• Clinic Start Up
• EHR Users
• Hospital Owned
Some of these questions are still in need of an answer or opinion. All members of UCAOA are eligible to join the groups. Be a resource to your fellow members and join in the dialogue — post an answer
or a question of your own today!