Children’s Urgent Care seeks to provide best and safest care close to home. As group, we have 55+ providers treating patients at 7 sites on nights and weekends. As the group has grown, we have identified a need to standardize education and formalize competencies for pediatric urgent care providers. Throughout 2019 we have increased our collaboration with Pediatric Urgent Cares at major Pediatric Hospitals across the country in an effort to diversify our speakers and participants. The Urgent Care Webinar Series serves the education needs of physicians and advance-practice providers working in the Pediatric Urgent Care setting. The sessions are also open to Children’s Medical Group Primary Care providers seeking to enhance their competencies in the acute management of common ambulatory conditions.
ACCME Accreditation Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 2.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 150930. This program has been approved for up to 2.0 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 0.0 hours of pharmacology). Nurse Practitioners should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.
MOC Part II
Participation shared with ABP through PARS:
Individual participants’ information will be shared with ABP through the ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 100 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
Public Information About Activities Registered for ABIM MOC Recognition:
“ACCME publishes information about accredited CME activities that have been registered for ABIM MOC via its CME Finder. CME Finder is a publicly available, online search tool that provides a one-stop resource for physician learners seeking to earn MOC points by participating in accredited CME.”
- Physician (fellow/resident)
- Physician Assistants
- Nurse Practitioner
- Discuss competence in caring for Urgent Care patients and partnering with their families.
- Analyze provider performance on quality measures in our Urgent Care settings.
- Outline strategies to improve the outcomes of the patients we serve in Urgent Care
- Journal Club
The top 5 relevant current (within last 5 years) to pediatric urgent care practice summarized and reviewed. A brief section on practice change will also be included for each article. Journals included in this screening include: JAMA, NEJM, PEDS, JAMA PEDS, and ACADEMIC PED, Journal of PEM.
- Case Conference
This is a review of 1-3 patient cases taken from the patient caseload in the 6 Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Pediatric Urgent Care. Each patient case will be presented with a thorough review of current relevant literature. Each patient case will also address the following variables: 1) patient safety 2) system safety 3) System Efficiency 4) Potential Quality Improvement Intervention.
- Evidence-based Guidelines
A guideline on a specific clinical condition will be reviewed. At the meeting each guideline will be evaluated for relevance, validity, and application potential. There will be a strong focus on understanding meaningful practice variation, key performance indicators, measurable outcomes, and change management strategies.
- Quality Improvement
The participants will quality improvement interventions in the urgent care setting. The quality intervention will be placed within the Children’s Improvement Lifecycle. Participants will review: 1) What are we trying to accomplish? 2) How will we know that change is an improvement? 3) What change can we make that will result in an improvement? 4) Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle results. Quality Improvement projects will be judged successful when changes are measurable, sustainable and transparently communicated.
- Pediatric Urgent Care Grand Rounds
Pediatric urgent care groups from around the country will be invited to participate in monthly lecture on relevant topic to pediatric urgent care.
In accordance with the ACCME® standard for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
Rachel Lucas, MD
Amy Romashko, MD