Hand & Upper Extremity Essentials 2.0(P): Chronic, Chronic Progressive, and Rare Conditions
(3062P)


COURSE HOURS: 9
Course Description

This course is interactive and designed to provide the novice hand therapist to the more experienced hand therapist knowledge about the anatomical structures affected by, the pathological processes involved, and management of
  • cumulative trauma disorders;
  • tendon injuries;
  • arthritis;
  • stiff hand.
Part B will provide
  • an understanding of the pathological processes involved in Dupuytren’s contractures, surgical techniques and rehabilitation of this disorder, and
  • knowledge about the anatomical structures affected by, the pathological processes involved, and management of complex regional pain syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and causalgia.
Note to Learners
The Hand and Upper Extremity 2.0 series offers essential information with relevance to OT practitioners who desire specialized knowledge and skills to maximize functional independence in persons with UE pathology. These courses provide foundational disease process information and occupational therapy intervention strategies with practical clinical application. The course content describes specific areas of dysfunction that the OT practitioner uses to develop a client-centered plan derived from each patient’s unique occupational needs.

Teaching methods for this course include course content delivered in text format, animation, graphics, and live web links. To pass the course learners must successfully complete the final exam at the end of the course with a minimum passing score of 80%.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, learner will:

  • Identify 4 of 7 anatomical structures commonly affected by cumulative trauma, as measured by midterm and/or final exam questions.
  • Identify at least 2 common therapeutic protocols for flexor and extensor tendon injuries (each), as measured by midterm and/or final exam questions.
  • Define the etiology of OA versus RA, as measured by midterm and/or final exam questions.
  • Identify at least 2 common clinical tests used to evaluate basal joint OA.
  • Identify at least 2 surgical procedures commonly requiring post-op therapeutic management.
  • Identify 3 of 7 primary causes of the stiff hand.
  • Recognize 2 therapeutic interventions common to post-op management of Dupuytren’s release.
  • Define the primary difference between Complex Regional Pain Syndrome I and II.