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Urgent Care Triage Criteria for Adult Patients-Best Practices

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Urgent Care Triage Criteria for Adult Patients- Best Practices

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded April 19, 2016

Course Description:

Brief clinical cases are presented to illustrate clinical triage criteria that should be considered in referring urgent care patients to a higher level of care. The cases addressed in this session are common cases that present to urgent care. The clinical scenarios involve the various physiologic systems such as cardiac, neurologic, respiratory, ophthalmologic, obstetrical, and orthopedic. Specific information regarding the patient's history, comorbidity, vital signs, physical exam, and ancillary testing are discussed to assess the need for referral.

Learning Objectives: 

    •Recognize the importance of the patient’s history that may require triage for additional evaluation.
    •Identify significant comorbidity that increases the risk for clinical deterioration in patients who present to Urgent Care Clinics.
    •Explain how the use of peer review clinical tools can identify high risk patients who require advanced clinical evaluation i.e. Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale, pneumonia severity criteria, etc.
    •Define what type of fractures necessitates immediate orthopedic evaluation.
    •Ascertain the need for fetal monitoring in pregnant women who present with minor injuries.

Faculty Bio:  Donald Herip, MD, MPH, FACOEM

DONALD S. HERIP, MD, MPH, FACOEM Medical Director of Urgent Care and Occupational Health Baptist Medical Group 9400 University Parkway Pensacola, FL 32514 Introduction In October 2014 Dr. Herip assumed his present position as the Medical Director of Urgent Care and Occupational Health at The Baptist Medical Group in Pensacola, FL. Previously Dr. Herip served in the US Navy and retired in 2004 to assume a position as the Medical Director of Corporate Health Services at Palomar Health in San Diego, CA. Training His previous residency training in Occupational Medicine and Preventive Medicine was obtained at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. His Family Medicine residency was completed at The Naval Hospital in Pensacola, FL. Board certifications: Occupational Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Family Practice Presentations He has delivered numerous presentations and authored several publications regarding work injuries and illness. Some of his special interests include reducing workers compensation costs, health promotion and wellness, drug screening, travel medicine, and infectious diseases.

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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