Updates from the College of Urgent Care Medicine
Recent College activities and updates include the following:
New Urgent Updates have been added to the website, including the long-term effects of COVID-19, the adverse effects of corticosteroid bursts in children and thrombocytopenia post-COVID vaccine. Many thanks to Dr. Cesar Mora Jaramillo for championing this initiative. We have also posted a new Best Practice—always nuanced to the urgent care setting. Last month’s Best Practice addressed the new CDC guidelines on the care of gonorrhea and this month’s is focused on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Influenza. If interested in supporting this initiative, please reach out to Dr. Tracey Davidoff.
Find Urgent Updates here and Best Practices here.
YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE COLLEGE OF URGENT CARE MEDICINE - NOW TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND BECOME A FELLOW (FCUCM)
Physicians, PA-Cs, and NPs in the urgent care field who are members of CUCM are eligible to be awarded the FCUCM distinction. This fellowship denotes dedication to the specialty of urgent care medicine and the pursuit of clinical excellence.
With a goal of simplifying the application process, the CUCM Board approved revised criteria in February 2021. Updated criteria are now available for physicians and advanced practice clinicians.
Each year fellows are recognized and receive their certificates during the Urgent Care Foundation Celebration or at the Annual Meeting of CUCM members, both taking place in New Orleans during the UCA 2021 Convention.
Apply now and join these colleagues who have earned the FCUCM distinction:
- Robyn Baron, DO, FCUCM
- Chrysa Charno, PA-C, MBA, FCUCM
- Tracey Q. Davidoff, MD, FCUCM
- William Gluckman, DO, MBA, FACEP, CPE, FCUCM
- Robert G. Graw, Jr., MD, FCUCM
- Glenn Harnett, MD, FCUCM
- Robin Henson, DNP, RN, CPNP-CP, FCUCM
- John Kulin, DO, FACEP, FCUCM
- Peter Lamelas, MD, MBA, FACEP, FCUCM
- Sean McNeeley, MD, FCUCM
- Roma Patel, MD, FCUCM
- Bahar Sedarati, MD, FCUCM
- Benjamin Silverberg, MD, MSc, FAAFP, FCUCM
- Thomas Tryon, MD, MBA, FAAP, FCUCM
- Mary Ann Yehl, DO, FCUCM
The college was prominently featured at the third antibiotic stewardship symposium durng the 2019 National Urgent Care Convention and Expo. UCA, CUCM, the CDC and many urgent care organizations met to discuss antibiotic use and resistance as well as paths to improved stewardship. Providing the correct antibiotic, proper dose, duration and only when truly needed was the focus. The college antibiotic stewardship kit can be found here
THE CUCM® DIFFERENCE
The College of Urgent Care Medicine is dedicated to its mission of inspiring excellence in patient care and advancing the specialty through education, advocacy, and research.
New in Q4 2020--physicians and advanced practice clinicians (APCs) are automatically enrolled in the College as a benefit of membership in the Urgent Care Association. This change elevated the role of the College but, more importantly, the voice of the urgent care clinician.
Member benefits include but are not limited to:
- Urgent Caring-published monthly;
- Exclusive access to a community of your colleagues via the CUCM sponsored Listserv(s). In addition to the general CUCM Listserv, a distinct Listserv was established for COVID-19 resources and communications;
- Urgent Updates (U2); Best Practices nuanced to care delivery in the urgent care setting;
- Free or discounted participation in CUCM sponsored clinical education;
- Eligibility to become a Fellow in the College of Urgent Care Medicine (FCUCM);
- and, All benefits associated with being a member of the Urgent Care Association® found at ucaoa.org.