Current Trends in the Treatment of the Adult Orthopedic Patient for the Primary Care Provider
Saturday, November 16, 2013
The Omni Providence Hotel
1 West Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903
Patients with orthopedic problems frequently present first in the primary care setting and often these problems can be managed effectively without surgical intervention. This CME activity is designed to enhance the primary care provider’s familiarity with common orthopedic conditions resulting in earlier initiation of nonoperative treatments of common upper extremity disorders, more efficient presurgical evaluations, rapid diagnosis of sports injuries and effective treatment and/or referrals for foot and ankle conditions.
Physicians and Chiropractic Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists, , Residents, Fellows and Medical Students.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Initiate nonoperative treatments of common upper extremity disorders encountered in the primary care setting
- Follow a template for presurgical evaluation minimizing patient difficulties in the perioperative setting
- Recognize and treat common adult sports injuries
- Distinguish among the various common adult foot deformities and apply appropriate nonsurgical management
Physicians and Physician Assistants: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physical Therapists: This program has been submitted to the Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy. Determination of credit is pending.
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Division of Pediatric Orthopedics, Department of Orthopedics at Rhode Island Hospital.