16 ACPE Credits
16.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees:$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants
$750 for Nurse Practitioners
$595 for Nurses, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
Problems that may seem orthopedic in nature may have underlying systemic causes. Thus appreciating causation principles for common conditions can give an important framework for medical decisions. Examples from multiple organ systems will be reviewed with an emphasis on Cardiovascular issues.
- Things we missed in medical School-Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements
- Selected resources available to the provider
- Overview of alternative non-hormonal therapies
- Understand normal hormonal pathways
- Identify bio-identical hormones to incorporate into your practice
- Toxicology 101-what is the approach
- Use steps that can be summarized as "Does," "Can," and "Did". In this process, we will identify what the patient has, what can cause their problem and what may have contributed to this condition
- Sleep Complaints with a focus on Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Identify risk factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA)
- Know the associated medical conditions that indicate OSA may be present
- Recognize symptoms commonly claimed to be associated with OSA
- Recall the shifting trends in obesity internationally
- Complete a USPSTF quiz on OSA
- Medical Mimics-medical conditions that look orthopedic
- Use presenting case history and examinations to generate a working differential diagnosis from an Orthopedic presentation
- Be able to request additional appropriate testing to define an illness
- Review literature for specific presented cases
- Stress and Cardiovascular Disease
- Raise awareness of the impacts of stress on cardiovascular outcomes.
- Look at different models of stress in the literature
- Know guideline statements for the benefits of work
- Causation-what causes the common things we see in practice
- Understand methods underlying causation
- Medical vs Legal Causation
- Thresholds and Epidemiology
- Bradford-Hill Criteria and Epidemiology
- Overview of Statistics
- Work Ability and Returning Someone to Work
- Identify the types and sources of mixed messages sent to patients
- Be able to articulate the negative health consequences of being placed out of work
- Review specialty society statements on the return to work process
- Know the generalized health benefits of working
- Understand what are Risk, Capacity and Tolerance
- Illness Behavior and Pain Questionnaires-What Patterns Can We Find
- Psychological issues related to workers relationship to the employer, co-workers, or family can have a profoundly complicating effect on return to work.
- Learn about questionnaire based techniques to identify these subtle and complex psychosocial issues.
- The participant will walk away with useful questions, their interpretation and be able to implement a more structured approach in their office to patients with pain and injury claims.
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