Management of Painful Tendonopathies with NSAIDs: Comingling of Pharmacotherapies and Skilled Intervention

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Date Nov 7, 2014
Time 12:00 PM EDT
Cost $59.00
What is the full story on using NSAIDs to treat tendonopathies? Get balanced information on proper uses, adverse reactions, and alternative treatments.

Full Description:
Various nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are readily available to patients with neuromusculo-skeletal injuries. To avoid potential problems with their use, clinicians must be prepared to offer their patients valuable information on their indications, contraindications, effects of poly-drug interaction, and their advantages and disadvantages as part of a program of rehabilitative therapy.

This webinar addresses the unique features of NSAIDs, including why they are so popular, the risk factors associated with them, and how these drugs can alter the outcomes of conventional therapeutic intervention. Participants will evaluate the impact of NSAIDs on the treatment of bursitis, tendonitis and tenosynovitis, and soft tissue pain. The speaker will also share information on alternative interventions so that participants have options to present to their patients.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Identify three reasons that NSAIDs have become so popular
Recall 9 out of 12 risk factors associated with NSAIDs
Distinguish the causes of bursitis, tendonitis and tenosynovitis, and soft tissue pain
Define 6 out of 8 alternative treatments that do not include NSAIDs
Articulate the meaning of the acronym “SHHHEL-B,” used as a pneumonic device to remember the side effects caused by long-term use of NSAIDs  

Your Presenter:
JOSE R. RAFOLS, OTD, MHSA, OTR/L, is a licensed occupational therapist with more than 28 years of experience in clinical orthopedics and 18 years of experience in upper extremity rehabilitation, hand injuries, diabetic foot and wound care, neurological injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI), geriatrics, and adult rehabilitation. He is president and owner of Therapeutic Home–Bound Services Corporation (THS–Corp), which provides tailored and personalized private occupational therapy services for South Florida.

Dr. Rafols retired from the U.S. Army Specialty Corps in February 2012 after serving more than 27 years of combined active and reserve duty in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Army. Dr. Rafols has held the positions of Executive Officer 7217th MSU, Company Commander 324th VSH, and Chief and Assistant Chief of the Occupational Therapy Department at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia. In 2011, Dr. Rafols returned from a 12–month combat deployment with the 101st Airborne Division's 3rd and 4th Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) to Paktika Providence in Eastern Afghanistan. There he worked to set up and provide clinical rehabilitation for soldiers with post–blast injuries, ranging from mild–traumatic brain injury (TBI) to polytrauma.

Dr. Rafols is a seasoned instructor, having presented master's level instruction in the occupational therapy program at Florida International University in Miami, Barry University, and the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, as well as numerous international, national, and regional conferences. In addition, he is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Florida Occupational Therapy Association, Association of Caribbean Occupational Therapists, Reserve Officers Association, and American Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS); and writes for publications such as NEWS–Line for Occupational Therapists and COTAs and OT Practice. Dr. Rafols assumed a new position in July 2012 at South University, West Palm Beach, Florida, as the program director of a blinded Occupational Therapy Doctorate. His interests include growing tropical fruit in a small farm located in southwest Miami–Dade County and partnering with NGOs to empower underserved countries with clinical education and hands–on intervention.

This event qualifies for one CE credit. Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
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Who Should Attend:
Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs), Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs), Nurse Practitioners, Rehabilitation Aides


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