2020 Webinar Series: Advanced Topics of the Wrist and Hand

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This Webinar Series is designed to provide clinicians with an evidence-based overview of advanced topics of the wrist and hand.

The series consists of 4 module, each module is 1 hour in length.

$10 discount if you register for all 4 modules.

Target Audience: PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTA, ATs

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructional Methods: Live lecture followed by Q&A

Course Completion Requirements: must attend entire webinar event and complete the post-course survey

Cancellation policy

CEU Approval Information: CEUs are available for each module separately

For individual state approval, please contact us

For assistance with applying for OT CEUs, please contact us

1 CCU (1 contact hour) for each module, a total of 4 CCUs (4 contact hours) for the full series available: as category A through the BOC and have been applied for through the OK PT Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 7:  Getting the injured worker back to work after UE fracture- Two case studies

October 14: Taking a Holistic View of Serious Hand Injury in the Injured Worker

October 21: Lacerations/Puncture Wounds in the Workplace

October 28: Pulling the Trigger on Trigger Finger in the Workplace

Nov 4: Repetitive Strain Injuries-Current Trends

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Webinar Coordinator/Instructor

Pam Tutten

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Module Description/Relevance

Module 1: October 7-Getting the injured worker back to work after UE fracture-Two case studies:

Description:  UE fractures are common injuries that hand therapists see when treating individuals who work in professions that require manual labor. During this one-hour webinar we will discuss two distinct patient cases and the vital role that the hand therapist plays in promoting return to work.

Relevance to Therapy: The purpose of this webinar is to discuss real-life patient scenarios to help highlight the hand therapist’s role in promoting return to work for the injured worker with a UE fracture.

 

Module 2: October 14-Taking a holistic view of serious hand injury in the injured worker

Description: Crushing hand injuries are common in the workplace, especially in manufacturing. Many times the hand therapist must consider a lot more than the injury itself. This one hour webinar will touch upon all the considerations to facilitate the quickest possible return to work for the injured worker as well as address the psychosocial components of suffering a traumatic hand injury.

Relevance to Therapy: This webinar is intended to provide guidance in evidence-based care of the crushed hand and help guide the therapist through the process of workers’ compensation.

 

Module 3: October 21-Lacerations/puncture wounds in the workplace

Description: Laceration and punctures happen frequently in the workplace, with some requiring the intervention of skilled therapy. Some workplaces that may see these types of injuries more frequently  are restaurants, mechanical shops, metal workers, and warehouses. The therapist has to consider both physical and psychosocial aspects, especially if the patient is unable to work or is working modified duty. This one hour webinar will examine all of the factors that play into the patient’s return to work.

Relevance to Therapy: This webinar is intended to provide guidance in evidence-based care of the lacerated/punctured hand and assist the therapist in confidently and competently navigating through the process of workers’ compensation and return to work.

 

Module 4: October 28-Pulling the trigger on trigger finger in the workplace

Description: Trigger finger can be a common injury in the workplace and can be very debilitating if not treated effectively and in a timely manner. This one-hour webinar will look at all the considerations to facility a quick and safe return to work.

Relevance to therapy: This webinar is intended to provide guidance in the evaluation and treatment of trigger fingers.

 

Module 5: November 4-Repetitive strain injuries-current trends

Description: Repetitive strain injuries are common workplace conditions that we see in hand therapy. These injuries can be frustrating for both the worker and the therapist. Often, the Workers’ Compensation system itself can become part of the problem. Treatment must be evidence-based and examine any potential underlying motives.

Relevance to therapy: This webinar is intended to provide guidance in evidence-based care for repetitive strain injuries to treat the injured worker.

Module Objectives

Module 1: October 7-Getting the injured worker back to work after UE fracture-two case studies

  1. The participant will be able to develop at least three measurable work-related goals for the injured worker.
  2. The participant will be able to identify common barriers to treatment when providing care for an injured worker with a UE fracture.
  3. The participant will be able to identify when it is appropriate to recommend work conditioning for an injured worker with a UE fracture.
  4. The participant will be able to identify evidenced-based treatment interventions for rehabilitation of the injured worker with a UE fracture.

Module 2: October 14-Taking a holistic view of serious hand injury in the injured worker

  1. The participant will be able to choose a PDL based on occupation when evaluating the injured worker
  2. The participant will be able to list at least three interventions for the injured worker with a crushed hand and supported by recent literature
  3. The participant will be able to recognize the importance of early intervention for psychosocial management in the injured worker
  4. The participant will be able to identify at least two types of questionnaires to screen for psychosocial impairment
  5. The participant will be able to identify at least three types of prosthetic options for a serious crush injury to the hand
  6. The participant will be able to identify the difference between traditional outpatient therapy, work conditioning and work hardening

Module 3: October 21-Lacerations/puncture wounds in the workplace

  1. The participant will be able to choose a physical demand level that is appropriate for the injured worker based on their occupation prior to their injury.
  2. The participant will be able to list at least three interventions for the injured worker with a laceration or puncture wound in the hand/forearm that are evidence based and current within the last 5 years.
  3. The participant will be able to understand and recognize current trends in psychosocial management of the injured worker with a laceration or puncture wound to the hand/forearm and how these may affect return to work.
  4. The participant will be able to understand and identify the process to transition from acute care rehabilitation to possible modified duty, full duty, work conditioning, or an FCE, and activities that will facilitate the transitions.

Module 4: October 28-Pulling the trigger on trigger finger in the workplace

  1. The participant will be able to identify relevant anatomy involved in trigger fingers
  2. The participant will be able to list at least 3 different treatment options when it comes to trigger finger
  3. The participant will be able to identify the steps necessary to transition the trigger finger patient from rehabilitation to safe, full duty work

Module 5: November 4-Repetitive strain injuries-current trends

  1. The participant will be able to choose an appropriate Physical Demand Level (PDL) using the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (https://occupationalinfo.org/) when evaluating the injured worker
  2. The participant will be able to identify the appropriate wearing schedule of an orthosis for CTS, CUTS, DeQuervains, Lateral and Medial Epicondylosis.
  3. The participant will be able to list at least three interventions for the injured worker with a repetitive strain injury that are supported by recent literature
  4. The participant will be able to list at least three recommendations for work space modification

Module Agendas

Module 1: October 7-Getting the injured worker back to work after UE fracture-two case studies

12:00         Introduction: Purpose of presentation, Data pertaining to UE fractures following work related injuries, Role of OT/hand therapist in promoting RTW
12:05         Description of Patient Case #1 (L DRF s/p ORIF): Overview of evaluation: MOI, objective measurements, job demands, goals, PDL, Overview of hand therapy interventions: focus on simulated work tasks to promote return to work, Complications and/or barriers to treatment: e.g., delayed therapeutic intervention, development of wrist tendonitis, Discuss progression toward work conditioning, Discuss work conditioning program & progression, Outcome: Return to work full duty
12:25         Description of Patient Case #2 (L 3rd, 4th, & 5th MC fx & L RF P1 fx): Overview of evaluation: MOI, objective measurements, goals, job demands, PDL, Overview of hand therapy interventions: as above, focus on simulated job tasks, Complications and/or barriers to treatment: e.g., authorization for splint, language barrier, Outcome: Met essential job demands
12:45         Tying It All Together: Brief recap highlighting main points of presentation
12:50         Q and A
01:00         END

 

Module 2: October 14-Taking a holistic view of serious hand injury in the injured worker
12:00 Introduction
12:05 Evaluation: Measuring edema, ROM, sensation, strength, and function (PDL), measuring job demands, Special consideration to documentation, Discuss case study patient
12:10 Taking a holistic approach to treatment: Address all aspects of the injured worker, Importance of interdisciplinary team and communication with key stakeholders (case manager, referral sources, attorney)
12:20 Treatment ideas: incorporating work in interventions, pre-prosthetic training
12:30 Psychosocial Intervention: PTSD, depression, questionnaires to screen for psychosocial components
12:40 Prosthetic options for the Injured Worker, Functional prosthetics, Cosmetic prosthetics
12:45 Return to work: Comparison between outpatient therapy, work conditioning, work hardening, Potential need for Functional Capacity Evaluation
12:50 Q and A
01:00 END

Module 3: October 21-Lacerations/puncture wounds in the workplace
12:00 Introduction
12:05 Evaluation: Edema measurements, ROM, job demands questionnaire, strength, function, sensation, HEP, communication with case manager as needed
12:15 Wound care: Suture care, signs of infection, wet vs. dry wound, protection once RTW, scar mobilization, desensitization, scar pads
12:25 Managing stiffness: Orthosis as indicated (may need an auth), compression gloves, kinesiotape, modalities, activities, edema reduction
12:30 Treatment ideas: functional work activities in clinic, progress to full duty, BTE if available
12:35 Psychosocial Intervention: Hesitation to return to work, fear of re-injury, feeling less useful if unable to work
12:45 Return to work: Modified/full duty, work conditioning, FCE as indicated
12:50 Q and A
01:00 END

 

Module 4: October 28-Pulling the trigger on trigger finger in the workplace12:00 Anatomy: Normal anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, Pathomechanics
12:15 Risk factors: Demographics, Workplace injuries
12:20 Evaluation: Observation, ROM, Grading system, Prognostic indicators
12:30 Conservative treatment: Orthoses, Taping, Massage, Modalities, Exercises, TDN
12:40 Non conservative treatments: Surgery, Potential for rehab afterwards, Surgical techniques, Injections
12:45 Return to the workplace: Rehab for return to work, Preventing chorionic condition
12:50 Q and A
01:00 END

 

Module 5: November 4-Repetitive strain injuries-current trends
12:00 Overview of common repetitive strain injuries and potential work settings
12:05 Evaluation: Detailed history, special tests, musculoskeletal metrics, posture, job demands, workspace modification and ergonomics
12:15 Managing the Workers’ Compensation system: Delays in care, Getting to the right provider, Communication with the case manager
12:20 Treatment: Orthosis Management (Prefabricated vs custom), Managing pain, Modalities, Iontophoresis, Managing muscle restrictions (Manual therapy, taping), Isometric exercise vs PRE, Work simulation
12:35 Psychosocial issues
12:40 Return to Work: Work Conditioning, Modifying task vs modifying workspace
12:50 Q & A
01:00 END

Important Course Registration Information

This course will be hosted on RingCentral by Zoom.  Please complete the registration information for CEUs and follow the link to register and receive course reminders

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