Musculoskeletal Medicine Primer for the non-Orthopedist

ONLINE CME COURSE

The Division of General Medical Disciplines in the Department of Medicine, Occupational Health and Surgical Anatomy at Stanford University School of Medicine

Course Description

This CME activity focuses on providing a biomechanical and anatomic framework for physicians to understand musculoskeletal medicine, providing a clinical paradigm and confidence that clinicians can apply to all musculoskeletal injury care, reducing referral needs, improving recovery timeframes, and reducing condition relapse potential. Interactive Case scenarios, video demonstrations of exam techniques, and computer modeling will augment the didactic material. Patient education tools will be accessible online for reference in an effort to foster further learning and patient independent recovery.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for physicians in family practice, primary care, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, emergency medicine/ urgent care, as well as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and allied health professionals.

Dates, Duration and Fee

  • Release Date: July 26, 2017
  • Expiration Date: July 26, 2020
  • Estimated Time to Complete: 2.50 Hour
  • CME Credits Offered: 2.50
  • Registration Fee: FREE

To Obtain CME Credits

  • Review the information below and complete the entire activity.
  • Complete the CME Post-test, CME Assessment Survey, and CME Activity Completion Statement at the end of the activity.
  • You must receive a score of 75% or higher on the post-test in order to receive a certificate. You will have two attempts to answer each multiple-choice question (or one attempt for questions with only two options) to pass the post-test.
  • Once you attest to completing the entire online activity and have scored 75% or higher on the post-test, your certificate will be generated automatically and will be available on your Dashboard page.
  • Physicians will be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. All other participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate a patient for basic musculoskeletal conditions associated with posture, ergonomics and biomechanics.
  • Reduce prescription of narcotic pain medications while enhancing utilization of physical modalities (physical therapy, acupuncture, myofascial or active release techniques) through integration of biomechanical- and trigger-point-based diagnostic approaches.
  • Differentiate between common musculoskeletal conditions, based on patient history and mechanism of injury to target the root cause of pain and dysfunction.
  • Manage musculoskeletal injuries through employing imaging studies as tools to guide treatment and referrals.
  • Educate patients regarding performance of independent home exercises, additionally gaining an online stretching source for patient referral.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction

2. Overview of Musculoskeletal Concerns

  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Posture
  • Ergonomics
  • Biomechanics

3. Patient Cases

  • Navigating the Patient Cases
  • Cervical
  • Lumbar

4. Course Wrap-up

5. Resources and References

6. Help!

Disclosures

The following planners and authors have indicated that they have no relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this activity:

Richard Wittman, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, General Medical Disciplines
Stanford University School of Medicine
Course Director
Author

Sakti Srivastava, MD
Associate Professor (Teaching), Division of Clinical Anatomy
Associate Professor (Teaching) (by courtesy), Bioengineering
Director, Digital MEdIC (Medical Education International Collaborative)
Stanford University School of Medicine
Course Director
Author

Technical Design and Development

Deila Bumgardner, MA
Stanford EdTech

William Bottini
Stanford EdTech

Greg Bruhns
Stanford Online

Role Play Actors

Michael Abts
Adrienne Krug
TJ Metz
Jo Streit
Lauren Watley

Voice Over Actor

Lauren Watley

Hardware/Software Requirements

  • Computer with Internet connection
  • Current version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser. You must have javascript enabled.

Accreditation and Designation of Credits

The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Please check with your state’s credentialing board for their requirements.

Commercial Support Acknowledgement

Stanford University School of Medicine has received and has used undesignated program funding from Pfizer, Inc. to facilitate the development of innovative CME activities designed to enhance physician competence and performance and to implement advanced technology. A portion of this funding supports this activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

California Assembly Bill 1195 requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. It is the intent of the bill, which went into effect July 1, 2006, to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through appropriate professional development. The planners and speakers of this CME activity have been encouraged to address cultural issues relevant to their topic area. The Stanford University School of Medicine Multicultural Health Portal also contains many useful cultural and linguistic competency tools including culture guides, language access information and pertinent state and federal laws.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

If you are having technical problems (video freezes or is unplayable, can't print your certificate, etc.) you can submit a Help Request to the OpenEdX Team. If you have questions related to CME credit, requirements (Pre-test, Post-test, Evaluation, Attestation) or course content, you can contact the CME Online support team at cmeonline@stanford.edu

Bibliography

Cayea, D., Perera, S., & Weiner, D. K. (2006). Chronic low back pain in older adults: what physicians know, what they think they know, and what they should be taught. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 54(11), 1772-1777.

Day, C. S., Yeh, A. C., Franko, O., Ramirez, M., & Krupat, E. (2007). Musculoskeletal medicine: an assessment of the attitudes and knowledge of medical students at Harvard Medical School. Academic Medicine, 82(5), 452-457.

For a complete list, please view the References/Bibliography page in the Course.

Course Details

  • Ongoing registration for this self-paced course is available until July 26, 2020
  • Estimated Time to Complete: 2.50 hour
  • CME Credits Offered: 2.50
  • Registration Fee: FREE

Contact Information

If you are having technical problems (video freezes or is unplayable, can't print your certificate, etc.) you can submit a Help Request to the OpenEdX Team.

If you have questions related to CME credit, requirements (Pre-test, Post-test, Evaluation, Attestation) or course content, click the link below to contact the CME Online support team.