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Urgent Care

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Rotation Name: Presbyterian Urgent Care Rotation

Year: PGY3

Location: Varies

Rotation Director: David Phelps, MD email:  dphelps@phs.org


2019-2020 urgent care schedule


Misc tips:

Food: most locations don't have food available, bring food and also a water bottle that you can refill 


EMR: We understand that you won't have EPIC access, we found that it just took too long to sign up and get trained up, so the supervising physicians will help you with notes. This doesn't mean though that they think you are a med student or anything! They just don't want you to have to spend a huge amount of time learning an EMR that may not be useful for you. 


Parking: there are no locations that require a parking pass, just don't park in patient parking 


Badge: please do wear the badge you get  






-Presbyterian Hospital Required Training -  You do not need to repeat this step if you did this for Adolescent Medicine.   

  • Urine Drug Screening - Dolores Garcia will have screening paperwork for you to take the Testing Facility (see below)
    •  Quest Diagnostics

                         8900 San Mateo NE

                         Albuquerque, NM 87113-2459

                         Hours of Operation: 7am-6pm Mon-Fri

                         Phone:  505-449-3246


Patient Logs:

Important: We created a logbook in new innovations for peds urgent care visits- what we need you to do is enter the date you saw pts <18 and the number of them you saw that day

go to logger->logbooks->"add new entry" for Pres urgent care pediatric visits. Please do this, we need to capture those visits.


Rotation Goals:

  • To become more comfortable with the management of mild to moderate injury and illness
  • Gain familiarity with services offered in an urgent care to help understand what can be handled outside of emergency rooms and what equipment is needed
  • Gain more exposure to an outside medical system (Presbyterian) 



Rotation Objectives
Cares for a patient with joint pain





Perform the appropriate workup and management for common acute urgent care illnesses and injuries



Appropriately triage patients who have illness or injuries beyond what can be safely handled in an urgent care and assist as appropriate in their transport to a higher level of care




Able to perform basic suturing for skin lacerations



Able to perform basic incision and drainage techniques


Generates concise and accurate documentation that fulfills both clinical and billing needs




Contributes to a well-functioning working relationship with staff (respectful, delegates appropriately to support staff, taps into team intelligence, etc)



Demonstrates professional behavior (showing up on time with a professional appearance, etc) PROF 2 
Takes personal ownership and responsibility for patients, including decision making and overseeing transitions of care




Additional Resources

A highly recommended book (purchase gives you electronic access as well). Recommended for anyone who will be seeing walk-ins in their future: "Minor Emergencies"


Curious about what the most common presenting complaints, diagnoses and types of prescriptions written are at an urgent care?  This presentation has interesting graphs. It's a bit old but still likely representative. http://www.jucm.com/pdf/JUCM_Urgent_Care_Chart_Research.pdf


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