Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Disorders
Working adults commonly report back injuries to health care providers resulting in sick days, loss of productivity, and debilitation from inactivity. There is a knowledge gap amongst health care providers with patient assessments, use of diagnostic imaging, recommendations for activity level, administration of medications, and recommendations on treatments. OHN’s will gain knowledge to identify low back disorders, improve assessment of low back disorders and improve treatments for employees with low back disorder. This webinar is jointly provided with the ACOEM. The ACOEM Practice Guidelines, including the Low Back Disorders Guideline, is published by Reed Group, Ltd. The Guidelines are available electronically through MDGuidelines® .
Upon completion of this session, the learner will be able to:
- Identify Low Back Disorders clinical characteristics, including red flag symptoms
- Identify and apply ACOEM guidelines
Discuss assessment, diagnosis and treatments for adults with low back disorders
Contact Hours: 1.0 CNE
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. is additionally approved as a CNE provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (#CEP9283).
Dr. Russell Travis, MD is a practicing Neurosurgeon in Lexington, KY. Dr. Travis graduated from University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1962 and has been in practice for 57 years. He is the current Chair of the ACOEM Evidence -Based Practice Spine Panel which recently published guidelines for low back disorders. He has also contributed to ACOEM Evidence -Based Practice Guidelines on Chronic Pain.
AAOHN Webinars in partnership with:
University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering
There are no conflicts of interest related to this webinar, recorded on October 7, 2019.