CPG to Recognize Health Conditions That May Necessitate Referral to a Physician
Section: Federal PT Section
Session Code: FD-3B-3397
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis
Room: Marquis Salon 12, 13
Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate
Physical therapists increasingly play the role of front-line providers in the health care environment, so it is incumbent upon us to be able to ensure physical therapy is the most appropriate form of care for our patients and clients. Some conditions that may necessitate referral to a physician can mimic symptoms associated with musculoskeletal or movement disorders commonly treated by physical therapists. The Orthopaedics Sectionpaedic Physical Therapy Section and Federal PT Section Physical Therapy Section have partnered to create a clinical practice guideline on conditions that may present as typical musculoskeletal concerns but require careful differential diagnosis for identification and appropriate triage. Members of the guideline development team will present a summary of the process, methods, and recommendations for selected health conditions. Emphasis will be placed on actionable clinical recommendations and supporting evidence, in order to provide the attendee with critically appraised information and clinical pearls that can be used on the next clinic day.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:1. Provide an overview of the project to develop evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the identification of conditions that may require referral to a physician for additional evaluation and management.
2. Assess the methods to identify health conditions that may mimic common musculoskeletal clinical presentations.
3. Evaluate the results of the systematic search and appraisal of the scientific literature related to differential diagnosis of common musculoskeletal conditions of the head and cervical spine, thorax and upper quarter, and lumbopelvic region and lower quarter.
4. Analyze a patient's clinical presentation for key signs and symptoms to enhance rapid pattern recognition related to selected health conditions.
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