Evidence Based Primary Care Screening: Symptoms – Part 1
Therapy professionals comprise the greatest number of musculoskeletal care providers in the United States. With more and more states allowing Direct Access, therapists are becoming Primary Care Providers! Are you prepared to perform a thorough medical screening? What if the patient has an issue that is not musculoskeletal, are you confident in your skills to identify the red flags and refer the patient?
Robert McCabe, DPT, OCS, CSCS, MTC digs deeper in this second course on Evidence Based Primary Care Screening. His presentation will help you hone your screening skills based on patient symptoms. Dr. McCabe will cover:
*Recognizing the role of Therapy Providers as Primary Care Providers
*Identify the importance of Reference Standard/Reliability/Common Statistics/Clinical Prediction Rule in Evidence Based Practice
*Differentiating between Tissue Tension, Ischemic Pain, Myofascial Pain, Muscle Spasm and more…
*Recognize the Red Flag Hierarchy….and when to refer!
Dr. McCabe continues this series with two other audio/video courses:
Evidence Based Primary Care Screening: Foundations
Evidence Based Primary Care Screening: Symptoms- Part 2
Methods of Instruction:
Online audio/video course
Robert McCabe, DPT, OCS, CSCS, MTC
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers.
Course Goals and Objectives:
At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the role of the Therapy Professional as Primary Care Providers and differentiate between possible Sources of Pain
- Identify findings of Central Sensitization/Peripheral Sensitization
- Differentiate between Tissue Tension, Ischemic Pain, Myofascial Pain, Muscle Spasm, Trauma, Muscle Degeneration and Joint Pain and recognize subsequent referral Red Flags
- Identify the possible neurological causes of dizziness
- Recognize the importance of Reference Standard/Reliability/Common Statistics/Clinical Prediction Rule in Evidence Based Practice
- Differentiate between common causes of nausea
- Recognize the importance of the Red Flag Hierarchy and how it assists the Therapy Professional as the Primary Care Provider
- Identify typical findings associated with joint conditions
- Differentiate between Monoarticular and Polyarticular joint conditions
- Using the Clinical Prediction Rule, identify red flags when assessing for possible vertebral fracture.
Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:
A score of 70% or greater on the post-test