Fundamentals of Outpatient Adult Orthopedics, Upper Extremity: Where to Start, When to Refer

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Omni Providence Hotel, 1 West Exchange St., Providence, RI 02903

Program Description

Patients with orthopedic problems frequently first present to a non-orthopedist. This CME activity is designed to enhance the identification, evaluation, familiarity and care of orthopedic related upper extremity conditions. Through a program designed around common case scenarios organized by patient chief complaint, the intention is to present information in a useful and applicable fashion. Thus, improving the ability to treat these conditions by those in attendance and to also improve understanding of operative problems necessitating earlier referral for surgical consultation and their post-operative care.

Target Audience

Primary Care and Chiropractic Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Residents, Fellows and Medical Students

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should:

        1. Initiate non-operative treatments of common upper extremity disorders encountered in the primary care setting
        2. Understand the implications of different diagnoses, physical exam findings, and imaging results
        3. Recognize and treat common adult upper extremity injuries accurately
        4. Better understand surgical indications, treatment and peri-operative care of upper extremity conditions
              CME Accreditation

              This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with teh accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Department of Orthopedics at Rhode Island Hospital. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide
              continuing medical education for physicians.

              Credit Designations

              Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical Schoolof Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

              AAFP: This live activity, Fundamentals of Outpatient Adult Orthopedics, Upper Extremity: Where to Start, When to Refer, with a beginning date of 12/13/14, has been reviewedand is acceptable for us to 7.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

              Chiropractic Physicians: Application has been submitted to the Office of Health Professionals Regulation at the Rhode Island Department of Health. Determination of credit is pending.

              Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine: This conference is approved through the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 CME. Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine will receive a Certificate of Attendance for up to 7.25 hours.

              Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate ofAttendance for up to 7.25 hours.

              Physical Therapists/Physical Therapy Assistants: This program has been submitted to the Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy. Determination of credit is pending.

              Other Professionals: Please contact the Brown University Office of Continuing Medical Education for other credit designation approvals at 401-863-2871 or contact us at CME@brown.edu.

              Registration Information

              Conference registration fee includes:
              Continental breakfast, breaks, lunch, access to an online syllabus, and complimentary on-site parking.

              Jointly Provided By:

              The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the  Department of Orthopedics at Rhode Island Hospital.

              Complaint resolution

              Two of the important values of the Division of CME are customer service and integrity in all our professional and administrative activities.  With respect to customer service, we believe that we must meet or exceed the needs and expectations of internal and external customers as well as stakeholders.  Ongoing dialogue with our customers and stakeholders is essential to understanding their needs and expectations.  With respect to integrity, we believe that following the Code of Ethical Conduct in the Continuing Education of Physicians, adopted by the three professional organizations in CME, and the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct of the American Psychological Association is an essential part of an effective continuing education program.  Any complaints about either customer service or integrity must be responded to immediately and resolved as quickly as possible.  The identity of the individual making the complaint will not be made known to those affected by the complaint.

              • Complaints related to customer Service
                • Complaints related to administrative matters are managed by the CME Director.
                • Complaints related to educational matters will be referred to the course director responsible for the continuing education activity.  It is expected that the course director will manage the complaint as required by his/her department.  The CME Director will be kept informed.
                • Complaints related to integrity – violations of the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.