Saltzer Health in cooperation with the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) held a two-day intense training “boot camp” Oct. 22-23. Instructors included some of the top medical providers in the Treasure Valley in the fields of orthopedics, cardiology, pediatrics, obstetrics & gynecology, gastroenterology, general surgery and dentistry.
“Training at the ICOM campus is an extraordinary opportunity for the urgent care staff”, said Saltzer Health’s Urgent Care Medical Director and Chief Innovation Officer Rourke Yeakley, MD. Dr. Yeakley is an ICOM Regional Assistant Dean and former emergency room physician. “We welcome the collaboration and access to ICOM’s training facilities, which will enable the Saltzer Health team members to improve the continuity of care for our patients.”
The training culminated at ICOM’s state-of-the-art simulation lab with the urgent care team participating in a code situation for patients suffering from cardiopulmonary arrest.
“Medical education is a process of lifelong learning for all members of the healthcare team,” said Dr. Thomas J. Mohr, Dean and Chief Academic Officer of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine. “ICOM is dedicated to the continued advancement of medical training here in the Treasure Valley not just for our students, but for our friends and partners. We are pleased to share our resources with Saltzer Health Providers for this event.”
This training is specifically designed for the medical staff assigned to the 24/7 urgent care at Ten Mile & I-84. The new 24/7 clinic is scheduled to open in December. Saltzer Health operates four other clinics in Nampa, Caldwell and Meridian.
“At the bootcamp, providers learn to communicate more effectively with specialists and develop skills to be more proficient in procedures for higher acuity patients at the 24/7 clinic,” said John Subaitani, PA-C and Saltzer Health’s lead urgent care provider.