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Osteoarthritis Case Manager Certificate Program
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Athletic Training
Registration Fee: $1250
The Osteoarthritis Case Manager Program falls under
The University of Tennessee College of Outreach and Continuing Education
and is administered by Northeast Seminars.
After completion of this program, participants will understand the basic pathophysiology of osteoarthritis, common conditions causing osteoarthritis, examination of the arthritic patient, and various treatment options for osteoarthritis and their application to clinical patients.
The purpose of the University of Tennessee Arthritis Case Manager Course is to improve the care and quality of life of dogs with osteoarthritis by having a designated case manager to help guide treatment and communicate with the owner. Osteoarthritis is a common and significant condition; approximately 20% of all adult dogs are afflicted. This course is designed to help identify dogs with this debilitating disease earlier to allow treatment designed to improve clinical function and extend quality of life. This program embraces the multimodal treatment of arthritis and provides an evidence-based approach to treatment options. Further, this course embraces the team approach to osteoarthritis, recognizing the valuable roles of the veterinarian, veterinary technician, and owner in managing each case. In particular, veterinary technicians play a major role in managing these chronic patients for their lifetime. They interact with veterinarians and owners to be certain that patients are receiving optimal treatment and owners are informed and educated about the treatment options for their pets and receive appropriate follow-up care. Treatment compliance and appropriate care of patients are most effective when clients receive appropriate education and regular communication from their pet's case manager. Veterinary technicians will be uniquely equipped to perform these functions upon successful completion of this course.
? Build your business
? Improve the quality of life for your patients
? Earn a certificate for your practice in osteoarthritis case management
Why enroll in the Osteoarthritis Case Manager Certificate Program?
There is more to managing Canine Ostroarthritis than prescribing medications after the dog is disabled. This course will help you and your staff to recognize OA early and to effectively provide pre-emptive care and treatment for dogs in all stages of OA. The course will cover the entire spectrum of OA Case Management from maximizing the effectiveness of business practices, correct utilization of the veterinary technician in case management applications, and exploration and application of the most common treatment modalities using the multimodal approach.
This program offers the following advantages:
? Emphasis on evidence based medicine and best practices.
? Access to the latest clinical and laboratory research results presented by an instructor
who has performed research directly applicable to OA case management
? Demonstration of numerous treatment modalities and evaluation of their effectiveness, based upon research and experience at the world renown University of Tennessee Veterinary Science Department.
? Commitment to presenting a comprehensive curriculum to provide information, training, and support to the Veterinarian and the Vet Tech. This program provides a solid foundation upon which to build an OA treatment practice.
? Upon completion of this course your clinic will receive a certificate indicating your clinic's achievement in the University of Tennessee Osteoarthritis Case Management Program.
Our objective is to educate the entire staff in this comprehensive program to help animals maintain activity throughout the entire cycle of their lives. Graduates of the course will strengthen this new approach to canine OA care by sharing their knowledge of comprehensive canine OA treatment with their col
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM