• Continuing Education

  • Cutting Edge Work Disability Prevention Techniques: Early Screening and Intervention in High-Risk Cases

    This activity satisfies the patient safety course requirement for ABPM diplomates.

    Saturday, April 28, 2018
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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    Course Summary

    Length: Course is 1 day, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 5:00 p.m.

    Format: Lecture/discussion, questions and answers.

    Syllabus: A hard copy of the syllabus will be distributed onsite.

    Description: This course will help you make a difference in challenging cases – right from the start. A small fraction of new injuries end up consuming 80% of total effort and expense. Roughly half of them didn’t need to end up that way. There are evidence-based methods to quickly (and objectively) identify patients at risk for poor outcomes and mitigate that risk. Occupational medicine clinicians on the cutting edge are using routine screening tests and a new treatment pathway for high risk cases. The test results help these clinicians persuade payers to authorize extra support and additional interventions. These clinicians achieve competitive advantage because patients, employers and payers see better results than predicted. In this course, you will learn about validated, effective, and practical screening tools and therapeutic resources as well as the operational processes and relationships with other service providers you will need to put in place. You will leave armed with what you need to establish a screening program, expand your repertoire of evidence-informed intervention and treatment options, and put it all together in your clinic. It is recommended that participants be familiar with concepts previously introduced in ACOEM’s live course Work Disability Prevention for Clinicians or the new online course Getting Your Patients Back to Work.

    Learning Objectives
    Upon completion of this educational activity, learners should be able to:

    • Identify patients at risk for poor recovery
    • Talk with patients, other medical professionals, employers, and payers about stay-at-work/return-to-work barriers
    • Deal with common stay-at-work/return-to-work obstacles 

    Target Audience
    This course is designed for clinicians who are involved in occupational medicine, primary physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. The course materials will be aimed at those serving in the following roles: (1) treating/attending; (2) medical director/care management/peer review/UR; and (3) IME /disability evaluation. Exercises will have separate content addressed to those serving in each role.  

    Jennifer Christian, MD, MPH
    Additional faculty to be announced

    Accreditation: The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    Designation: ACOEM designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    ABPM MOC Credit: This activity satisfies 7.5 ABPM MOC credits.
    ABMS Core Competencies: This course will address the following ACGME/ABMS Competencies:

    • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
    • Medical Knowledge
    • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
    • Professionalism

    Tuition: Includes course materials, breakfast, lunch, breaks and CME/MOC credits

    ACOEM Member:  $465
    Non-member: $565
    Resident/Retired/Student Member: $295


    Questions: Contact us with questions at educationinfo@acoem.org.