March 28, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a health advisory, notifying clinicians that influenza activity remains high in the United States, with an increasing proportion of activity due to influenza A(H3N2) viruses, continued circulation of influenza A(H1N1) viruses, and low levels of influenza B viruses. Influenza should be considered as a possible diagnosis for patients with respiratory illness while local influenza activity remains elevated. CDC recommends antiviral medications for treatment of influenza, regardless of a patient’s influenza vaccination status. Details here.
Abstract submission is open to physicians, physician assistants, medical students, residents, fellows, APRN’s, nursing staff and nurse managers as well as administrative and business professionals. Topics can range from clinical to research and quality improvement to business science. Case reports, clinical and administrative are also encouraged for submission. Click here for Abstract Guidelines and to begin the submission process. Submission Deadline: May 15, 2019
The Society for Pediatric Urgent Care is pleased to announce the additional of two new board members. Dr. Amy Romashko is a Pediatrics specialist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Romashko facilitates “Language of Caring” modules created to help improve communication between providers and families. She is an active member of the SPUC Program committee. Dr. John Santos joins us from Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr Santos has received numerous Patient-Family awards. He is chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) subcommittee on Urgent Care.