It is essential to understand the important role of convenient care clinics in healthcare, as the number of individuals seeking care continues to grow. This is a wonderful asset for any advanced practice clinician seeking employment in, or considering starting, a convenient care clinic."--Doody's Book Reviews
This is the first comprehensive guide to setting up, operating, and practicing in a convenient care clinic. The book addresses all key medical and operational considerations pertaining to running these local retail health clinics that are rapidly proliferating in pharmacies, supermarkets, airports, and other locations throughout the U.S.
The text describes the philosophy underlying retail care, its history and growth, and the parameters of its services. Pros and cons of different operational models are discussed. The book addresses the top 20 medical conditions likely to be seen in a retail clinic along with signs and symptoms, Written to educate healthcare providers and professionals entering the retail clinic market, it also serves as a text for nursing schools and programs for physician's assistants that wish to add preparation for retail clinics and urgent care facilities to their curriculum. Key Features:
Provides the essential information needed to establish, operate, and practice in a convenient care clinic or urgent care clinic Designed for courses at the NP-DNP level, PAs, clinic managers, CNOs, graduate nurse/PA educators and students Identifies 20 top conditions seen in retail health clinics and provides workup and treatment regimens Includes metrics associated with retail medicine Discusses philosophy of retail care and parameters of primary services