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How VisualDx Helps Clinicans in Urgent Care - An NP Perspective

VisualDx offers clinicians in an urgent care setting the tools needed to save time, aid in decision-making, and engage patients. We will be exhibiting at the UCAOA National Urgent Care Convention April 30-May 3. Stop by and see VisualDx at booth 528. One of our top users, Jennifer Pugh, who works at an urgent care clinic shared this story with us.

jennifer.pugh.jpg"As an NP working in the clinic setting, I often encounter 'what’s this rash?' Most people do not remember if they were exposed to any irritants, bitten by an insect, or have an allergy to their products. This often makes determining a diagnosis challenging for any provider who does not specialize in dermatology. This also creates long waits for new appointments with dermatology because the provider is more likely to refer the patient if he/she is unsure about a diagnosis.

"I discovered VisualDx at my previous place of employment. The application was offered to us through the hospital system (free to employees). I decided to give it a try since it was free. The application was easy to download to my phone and easy to use. There was an option to look up a diagnosis, or build differentials. There were multiple pictures available and I could search for disorders based on dark skin tones, age, location on the body, and distribution. I was also given a synopsis on the disorder, as well as pearls for diagnosis, management and therapy.

"VisualDx has certainly made my time in clinical practice worthwhile. Convenience is the most valuable option VisualDx offers to me. I am very busy, so I don’t have time to go through a book looking for a diagnosis. I no longer feel intimidation when I see 'unknown rash' on the schedule. I just whip out my application, upload the differential builder, and go from there! I no longer work for the facility that offered me VisualDx, but it was well worth it to purchase it on my own. I have told all of my co-workers and friends about this application and they all are very excited about it. Thank you, VisualDx!"

-Jennifer Pugh, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

About VisualDx

VisualDx is an award-winning diagnostic clinical decision support system that has become the standard electronic resource at more than half of U.S. medical schools and more than 1,500 hospitals and institutions nationwide.  VisualDx combines clinical search with the world's best medical image library, plus medical knowledge from experts to help with diagnosis, treatment, self-education, and patient communication. Expanding to provide diagnostic decision support across General Medicine, the new VisualDx brings increased speed and accuracy to the art of diagnosis. Learn more at www.visualdx.com.

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