ReadyMed Podcast: Urgent Medical Care, Part IV
This podcast is part of a four-part series. In this month’s podcast, participants will hear experts discuss key issues such as the thorough evaluation and differential diagnoses of night sweats through assessment for warning signs and symptoms, determining patient candidacy for outpatient treatment of very-low-risk pulmonary embolism, and the success rates of loop drainage versus the standard treatment approach to skin abscesses, particularly in pediatric patients. The experts will have a timely conversation about current views on prescribing opioids judiciously and counseling patients on correct opioid storage as well as the proper disposal of unused prescriptions. In addition, participants will hear the speakers’ experiences and reviews of current literature regarding assessment for acute presentations of illness such as community-acquired pneumonia, simple febrile seizures, distal deep-vein thrombosis, and gonorrhea, as well as the impact of cognitive and affective biases toward patients when assessing for these conditions.
This activity is jointly provided by OptumHealth Education and Reliant Medical Group.
There was no commercial support received for this activity.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians and PAs that have an interest in learning about diagnosis and treatment options for UMC.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss diagnoses that may be treated at an UMC facility.
- State the appropriate assessment and treatment options for UMC conditions.
- Review and examine recent clinical updates and guidelines for the optimal care of individuals receiving UMC.
Quang Phong Le, MD/MPH
Le & Chang Family Urgent Care
Reliant Adult Urgent Care
Pamela Kutzer, NP
Nurse Practitioner Specialist
ReadyMED by Reliant Medical Group
Peter Murphy, MD
Pediatrician, Pediatric Urgent Care
Reliant Medical Group
Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Provider Education & Learning Specialist
Reliant Medical Group
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
The activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and Reliant Medical Group. OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit designation statements
This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
OptumHealth Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The participant will be awarded up to 1.25 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.25 AMA - Physicians
- 1.25 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.25 Attendance - General Attendance
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