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 With Commendation

              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.

              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.