Laceration Management for the Urgent Care Clinician

equipment management preparation urgent care Aug 18, 2021
urgent care clinicians should be able to manage most lacerations

Urgent cares have flourished over the past 10 years. They stepped up to the plate and cared for scores of patients during the pandemic. Unfortunately, there is no formal residency program for "urgent care" and some UC clinicians may no thave had much training or experience with managing lacerations. Having worked in urgent care myslef, I know that it can be daunting at times. You have 15 colds and ankle sprains in the lobby and a compelx facial laceration comes in. You know it is going to take 30 minutes to repair. What do you do? My goal with creating The Laceration Course is to provide those working in urgent care the essential tools you need to confidently and efficiently manage lacerations. The indications for transfer to an emergency department are few and far between. Having LET available for pediatric lacerations, getting nursing staff to anticipate what is needed, having high quality single use laceration kits and surgical staplers-all of these are discussed in detail in the course. Turning lacerations away is not an option. This will cause patients to lose trust in your ability to manage other issues. Lost revenue for that visit and future visits a well. Don't send patients to the ER for a simple laceration. They get a much larger second bill and are not happy when the ER clinician does a quick repair and sends them on their way. You can do this!!

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