ACOEM Member Price: $59
Non-Member Price: $89
ACOEM’s Essentials of Occupational Medicine program will be comprised of approximately 60 individual courses in 15 sections and provides an excellent and comprehensive introduction to the clinical, technical, and professional concepts of the field for the non-specialist or new entrant.
Low back pain continues to be the most common complaint presenting to any primary care physician, and certainly accounts for most workers compensation medical encounters by far. There is significant medical literature regarding low back pain and increasing information regarding neck pain. The key to taking care of these problems is properly identifying “red flags” with the focus of providing conservative intervention and reassurance to patients with all disorders that are not “red flags”.
This Musculoskeletal Spine course is designed to be an introduction to spine disorders and equip health professionals with an understanding of the job requirements and the functional abilities of patients with these problems.
Upon completion of this educational activity, learners should be able to:
1. Understand the anatomy and physiology of the spine.
2. Describe common spinal disorders.
3. Conduct a focused spinal physical examination.
4. Apply decision making regarding ordering of spinal diagnostic testing.
5. Demonstrate evidence-based treatments for common spinal conditions.
6. Manage return to work for patients with spinal conditions
Original Posting Date: June 7, 2022
Termination Date: May 31, 2025
The course provides an excellent and comprehensive introduction to musculoskeletal medicine for the non-OEM specialist or new entrant.
Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Content Planner and Faculty with Disclosure
Douglas W. Martin, MD, FACOEM, FIAIME, FAAFP
Medical Director at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Occupational Medicine in Sioux City, Iowa
Certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
Certified MRO and FAA Aviation Medical Examiner
Member of the Central States OEMA Component
Nothing to Disclose
This activity is available on-demand, and those who register will receive access automatically. Please be sure that this is the course you wish to purchase as refunds are not permitted after the transaction is complete.