Steroid stewardship is the systematic effort to administer or prescribe glucocorticoids in a rational, evidence-based manner, balancing any benefits and the potential risks. There is evidence that even a short course of CS increases the risk of fracture, blood clots, GI bleeding, mood changes, sleep disturbances, heart failure, and sepsis.
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In May 2021, the American College of Radiology’s Council issued its resolution: “Nonphysician members of the healthcare team, such as radiologic technologists, nurses and others, should not be involved in the interpretation of an imaging examination…”
The goals of this multidisciplinary effort include:
• Increasing awareness of the critical role of non-obstetric health care professionals in reducing maternal mortality;
• Improving identification of patients who are pregnant or have been pregnant in the last 12 months in non-obstetric settings where these patients may present for care; and
• Enhancing understanding among non-obstetric health care professionals to facilitate recognition of signs/symptoms of obstetric emergencies and readiness to stabilize or treat patients who present outside the obstetric setting.
The Urgent Care Association (UCA) and College of Urgent Care Medicine (CUCM) strongly support modernizing Physician Assistant (PA) practice. UCA and CUCM together are the largest trade and professional associations in urgent care with more than 4000 member centers representing urgent care clinical and business professionals from the United States and abroad.
July 28, 2021 – Due to the recent COVID-19 surge and the availability of safe and effective
vaccines, the College of Urgent Care Medicine (CUCM) and Urgent Care Association (UCA) join our fellow
healthcare associations and organizations in advocating that all health care employers require their workers to
receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
June 24, 2021 – During its June 2021 Special Meeting, the American Medical Association House of Delegates adopted a policy calling on entities that establish or operate urgent care centers to follow several principles focusing on the value of urgent care visits as complements to the primary care physician or usual source of care.
June 17, 2021 – The recent criticism of UnitedHealthcare’s ER policy plans (to review ER visits that were non-emergencies and consider changes in coverage) by the American Hospital Association and the American College of Emergency Physicians intimated that patient safety would be compromised if patients chose initially to be seen in a lower-cost site of care, such as an urgent care center.