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The Pre-Operative Evaluation in the Urgent Care Setting

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The Pre-Operative Evaluation in the Urgent Care Setting

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded April 19, 2016

Course Description:

This session discusses the scope of pre-operative evaluation in the urgent care setting. Learn the tools and data required to effectively assess a patient's risk in their preparation for surgery, and how to screen for disorders which increase the patient's risk profile.

Learning Objectives: 

    •Define the goals of performing a pre-operative evaluation in the urgent care setting.
    •Distinguish the difference between "preoperative clearance" and optimization of medical care prior to surgery.
    •Design a plan to collect and review the data required to perform a pre-operative evaluation.
    •Interpret the ACC/AHA guidelines on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and care for non-cardiac surgery.
    •Define and screen for disorders which increase the patient’s peri-operative risk profile.

Faculty Bio:  Jeannie M. Kenkare, DO

Jeannie Kenkare, DO, FAAFP is Chief Medical Officer for PhysicianOne Urgent Care and sits on the Executive Management Team. She is a founding member of Zucyla Enterprises, the parent company for PhysicianOne Urgent Care, and as Chief Medical Officer, she provides guidance and leadership to the organization's clinical providers. In her role as both an executive team member, and practicing physician, Dr. Kenkare implements clinical guidelines, decision tools, and outcomes to develop and implement distinct short and long-term processes to improve patient care, clinical quality, and financial performance. Dr. Kenkare’s ‘patient first’ philosophy is highly respected, supported and practiced within PhysicianOne Urgent Care. Dr. Kenkare has been invited to speak at the Urgent Care Association of America national conference and was named to the "40 under 40" class of 2013 for Connecticut Magazine, recognizing young professionals that have made significant contributions in the state of Connecticut. Additionally, Dr. Kenkare has been called upon by Connecticut legislators and lobbyists to provide her expertise and knowledge to improve healthcare in the state with a special emphasis on quality of care, clinical outcomes, and cost-containment. Dr. Kenkare is an Assistant Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. She has taught clinical medicine to residents in training and currently teaches medical students "patient-centered" medical interview techniques, delivery of bad news, and other sensitive issues. Dr. Kenkare is an Osteopathic physician board certified in Family Medicine by the American College of Family Practitioners. She completed her undergraduate studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey and attended medical school at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ-SOM). She subsequently completed her Family Medicine Residency at Warren Hospital, an affiliate of UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where she served as Chief Resident.

Credit Information:

Designation Statement
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase.

Urgent Care Management Certificate 

Submitting for Credit:  

If you would like to submit for either of the credit above, once you complete the activity you must submit for credit you will need to complete the 5 question exam.  You must answer 3 out of 5 correctly to receive credit.  Your credit will be placed in your profile under Professional Development or click on "My Credits".  Email with questions.  

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