Recognizing testing pitfalls and optimizing test selection for common infectious diseases in Urgent Care clinics
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Christopher Chao, MD,
President of the College of Urgent Care Medicine (CUCM)
Watch this webinar for a dive deep into the world of antigen vs. molecular laboratory testing and discover the perfect fit for your Urgent Care setting. Navigate the maze of testing pitfalls, debunk common myths, and tailor your approach for optimal patient care. Whether you’re battling respiratory bugs or tackling STIs, ensure you’re equipped with the best testing strategies and elevate your diagnostic game.
In this video, participants will:
- Describe the key differences between antigen and molecular laboratory testing, including selecting the “right” test for the Urgent Care setting.
- Identifying and recognizing testing pitfalls
- Choose the appropriate testing methodology for their patient population, disease prevalence and test characteristics
- Describe common misconceptions related to laboratory tests for infectious disease diagnosis
- Evaluate effective testing methods for common infections such as respiratory and sexually transmitted infections
- Video recording replay
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
About the Presenter
Christopher Chao, MD is the current President of the College of Urgent Care Medicine (CUCM). He practices Urgent Care medicine with WakeMed Health and Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina. After graduating from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center (now Atrium Health) with a focus on rural medicine. After residency, he worked in rural family medicine clinics for several years before transitioning to full time Urgent Care practice.
Dr. Chao is active with the Urgent Care Association, serving on committees and speaking on a variety of clinical topics in Urgent Care medicine. Locally, he serves as a preceptor to APP students and medical residents and emphasizes teaching of high-quality, evidence-based cost-effective practices in Urgent Care. He is an avid runner and has served as a medical volunteer for several running events.