Joint Exam and Injections
Joint Examination & Injections Hands-on CME Course


 
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Product Description
 
Joint Exam and Injection is a two-day course.
Course Schedule: Agenda
Faculty: Mike Petrizzi, MD


2017 Course Discounts
Early Bird Discount in Houston: Register by November 7th and enter code EBDEC to save $100
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Course Credits
Earn up to 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits

2017 Course Location Information
December 7-8 - Houston
JW Marriott Houston - Online Reservations
5150 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77056
Reservations: 800-228-9290

Joint Exam and Injections Course Description

This CME course represents an intensive, evidence-based review of examination and treatment techniques for musculoskeletal problems encountered in daily practice. Numerous studies demonstrate that more than 20 percent of all visits to primary care providers deal with these complaints. The pertinent history and physical examination techniques are reviewed. The functional anatomy of the joint as well as common mechanisms of injuries is stressed. After an initial review of the basics of clinical examination and a general approach to the evaluation and treatment of injuries are completed, a broad review of the benefits of joint aspiration and injection will occur. Why use a shotgun approach with medications that affect the entire body when a focused injection can take care of the problem?

In order to enhance your education, it is recommended that you attend this course in comfortable attire so that you will be able to get supervised practice experience in the examination techniques pertinent to every joint. A case-based scenario approach is used to review the most common injuries including running injuries. More than 75 percent of the 2-day course involves interactive sessions. In the afternoon, each session has extensive practice times with joint models to review and practice common aspiration and injection techniques. Coding for the diagnoses are also included throughout the course. CPT codes for the different aspiration and injection techniques are reviewed, as well as other issues for coding and reimbursement are discussed.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this activity, the participant should be better able to:
  • Identify the anatomy and function of the joints most commonly presenting in primary care offices with injuries or dysfunction.
  • Utilize specific physical diagnosis tests to evaluate each joint using evidence-based medicine guidelines.
  • Identify common mechanisms of injuries and the pathology that can lead to injury or dysfunction..
  • Choose imaging techniques used for evaluation of the joints discussed.
  • Perform exam techniques by practicing them in a supervised setting.
  • Perform joint aspirations and injections by practicing using joint models.
2017 Course Accreditation
The Texas Academy of Family Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live activity, Joint Exam and Injections, from 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 16.00 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.

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