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Does Your Patient Need a Radiograph? Evidence-Informed Decision Making

Therapy Network Seminars

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Athletic Training
Contact Hours:   1.5
Registration Fee:   $52

Identify risk factors that increase an individual’s need for a radiograph Identify variables that comprise the clinical prediction rules for ordering radiographs for the foot, ankle, knee, and cervical spine Identify the merits and limitations of using clinical prediction rules in the physical therapy setting Identify information presented in a case that would lead to a referral for a radiograph evaluation.

Target Audience

Confirmation Notes
An email confirmation with instructions and link to join the webinar will be sent upon receipt of tuition

8:00 – Direct access, collaboration, risk management, and recent legislation 8:05 – Case Studies 8:20 – Risk factors for fracture and skeletal pathology 8:35 – Guidelines and clinical prediction rules for radiographic evaluation 8:50 – Interpretation of rules 9:05 – Case Studies 9:30 – Q/A Session and Adjourn

This course will present the latest research available to guide clinicians through the reasoning process for determining if a patient needs to be referred out for a radiographic evaluation. A review of evidence based guidelines as well as clinical predication rules are covered within the context of the physical therapists examination. Guidelines for interpreting the diagnostic utility of the rules for ordering radiographs will be covered including the clinician’s ability to recognize false-negative and false –positive rates associated with the rules. Lastly, cases will be presented at the onset of the course to stimulate critical thinking which will then be re-visited upon concluding the course to allow the clinician to synthesize and apply course content.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2050 - 01-01-2050, 12:00AM 12:00AM