This course will discuss the mechanisms, characteristics and sources of pain. An emphasis will be placed on contrasting systemic, musculoskeletal, viscerogenic and psychogenic pain and associated symptoms during the medical screening process. In addition, screening for different causes of dizziness and traumatic brain injury will be addressed. A case study will be presented to reinforce and integrate course concepts.
This seminar-on-demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 2|
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Sub-sources of pain
- Muscle Tension
- Neural Tension
- Trigger point/fibrosis
- Muscle degeneration/Aging
- Joint pain
- Comparison of systemic vs. musculoskeletal pain
- Differential Diagnosis Vs acute LBP
- Medical Screening: Regional Symptoms
- Vertebral Fracture
- Cauda Equina
- Spinal Tumor/Cancer
- Spinal Tumor
- Cancer questionnaire
- Thigh Pain
- Colon Cancer
- Pathological Fracture of femoral neck
- Osteonecrosis of femoral head
- Perthes Disease
- Serious Conditions to Screen Compartment Syndrome
- LOWER LEG
- Deep Vein Thrombosis Peripheral Arterial
- Occlusive Disease
- Septic Arthritis Cellulitis
- Knee fracture Ankle Fracture THORACIC REGION
- Serious Conditions to Screen Cardiopulmonary Myocardial infarction
- Angina Pericarditis
- Pulmonary embolus Pleurisy Pneumothorax Pneumonia
- Screening for systemic vs. psychogenic pain and associated symptoms
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on the mechanisms, characteristics and sources of pain
- List 3 general symptoms/signs/symptoms of inflammatory joint conditions
- List 3 general symptoms signs/sympto ms of osteoarthritis.
- List 4 serious pathologies or disorders that should be screened for n a patient presenting with lower back pain.
- Recognize the clinical prediction rule for a vertebral fracture and identify the specific red flags necessary for high specificity
- List 3 red flags associated with a spinal infection that can be detected during the medical screening process which may warrant subsequent referral.
- List 3 red flags associated with a spinal tumor that can be detected during the medical screening process which may warrant subsequent referral.
- State the purpose of the Wells scoring system/clinica l prediction rule for screening a patient with lower leg pain.
- List 5 red flags associated with pericarditis during medical screening of a patient with thoracic pain
- List red flags associated with pyelonephritis during medical screening of a patient presenting with thoracic pain.
- Recall the components of the clinical prediction rule for ruling in cervical myelopathy.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
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Contact Hours: 2
Target Audience: Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
Financial – Robert McCabe works for NYU CENTER FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL CARE and receives a salary. He receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.