This DVD set is for anyone who is involved with workers' compensation and occupational health. Every new workers' compensation case involves the determination of causation. The evidence based science of causation has been difficult to assemble. This course brings together the science of causation, the law, and the daily application of both.
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YOU WILL LEARN:
-Methodology, Apportionment, History, Physical Examination, and Record Review- The medical record will be reviewed for what should be included to allow for a determination of causation in a specific case. In other words, how you take the history, objective findings, job description, and science to then apply the information to a specific individual.
-Writing the Report-Expanding on the previous hour, the medical record should now reflect a clear statement regarding causation and appropriate treatments.
-Spine Examples-Specific cases will be discussed.
-Lower Limb Exaples-Specific cases will be discussed.
-Upper Limb Exampls-Specific cases will be discussed.
-Cardiac and Pulmonary Case Examples-Specific cases will be discussed.
J. Mark Melhorn, MD, FAAOS, FAADEP, FACS
Dr. Melhorn is an occupational orthopaedic physician that specializes in the hands and upper extremities. He received his BS from McPherson College and his MD from the University of Kansas. Dr. Melhorn is board certified in orthopedic surgery with added qualifications in surgery of the hand. In addition to his practice of orthopaedics at The Hand Center in Wichita, Kansas, Dr. Melhorn is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Section of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita. He has authored over 350 articles, chapters, and publications about his research of workplace injuries and illnesses; return to work options; impairment and disability;and prevention of musculoskeletal pain in the workplace. He has lectured extensively to physicians, employers, insurers, administrators, and legislators on industrial musculoskeletal, upper extremity disorders, and prevention of musculoskeletal pain (MSDs) in the workplace.
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