Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  (6211) Advocacy in Today’s Claims World
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): David Kessler
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Case management is an integral part of an overall strategy. A workplace injury and the complexity of the system can create apprehension for injured employees. Instead of questioning claims, advocacy focuses on making sure injured employees get assistance needed to recover and restore their health. This may entail awareness of pre-existing health conditions, recognizing psychosocial issues or clarifying overall claim expectations.
Learning Objectives: Describe the scope of multiple factors in case management
  Explain how to establish reasonable goals for functional progress
  Identify potential barriers to recovery
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3811) Driving for Wellness: Better Health for Truckers
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: Driving and Transportation
Speaker(s): Tom Kostohryz
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session covers the benefits of and tips for better health for truckers. Truck driver wellness should be a major concern for both employers and employees. Today's trucker is unhealthier than the average American. That is not good news for all of us. There are huge benefits for drivers to achieve/maintain excellent health, and there are many ways to get there. The presenter explores these ideas and provides tips on how to get there.
Learning Objectives: Define wellness and explain how it applies to truck drivers
  Explain how maintaining/improving health and wellness can increase productivity and overall happiness on and off the job
  Discuss ways to improve overall wellness and provide ideas for managing and controlling weight and reversing chronic disease states
  Identify ways to exercise while on the road and the benefits of doing so
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CDMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4411) Incorporating Wellness into an Existing Safety Program Strategy: Using the Total Worker Health Approach (Repeat Session)
Track: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Shanna Dunbar
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Looking for an easy way to start a wellness program at your company? Consider integrating wellness with your existing safety programming. This session demonstrates a practical and cost-effective approach to Total Worker Health. Create a culture of well-being for your company! This session is repeated at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Learning Objectives: Discuss the traditional approach to safety programming
  Describe how to apply what we know to wellness programming
  Define Total Worker Health
  Explain how BWC supports integration
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3913) Team Work for Successful Return to Work of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Concussion Syndrome
Track: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Speaker(s): Denise Rabold , Robert Kanz
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
This session outlines important aspects of the injured worker who has sustained a mild traumatic brain injury and/or post-concussion syndrome and his or her readiness for vocational rehabilitation. The presenters discuss how to identify medical providers, engage providers in the vocational process, and identify the barriers to employment and vocational goals. They also discuss the vocational services necessary for successful return to work while presenting three case studies.
Learning Objectives: Identify injured workers' level of emotional and cognitive readiness for the vocational rehabilitation process
  Identify potential barriers of emotional, cognitive and physical functioning
  Explain the importance of teamwork in developing successful vocational goals
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6213) Who Are the Players - The First 30 Days of a Claim
Track: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Karen Thrapp , Freddie Johnson , Debi Kroninger , Lori Finnerty
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
What should happen after a claim occurs? Who are the contacts for the injured worker? In this session, representatives of the major players in claims and injury management, BWC, the managed care organization and providers discuss their roles in the claims/injury management process. The focus is on claims and injury management within the first 30 days of the injury.
Learning Objectives: Identify the parties responsible for claims/injury management
  Describe the role each party plays in managing a new injury
  Explain how all parties interact to facilitate a safe and early return to work
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4415) Effectiveness of Ergonomics Interventions
Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Boris Pichkar
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Ergonomics is essential to any business. Employers should consider it in the design of every workspace, product or system to ensure a proper and safe fit between a worker and a work environment. The presenter teaches the audience how ergonomics can affect employee safety, injury reduction, overexertion, employee morale, productivity and absenteeism. He discusses the need to implement proper ergonomics in a workplace. This lecture is designed for a general audience.
Learning Objectives: Explain how ergonomics interventions can reduce musculoskeletal injuries and overexertion
  Summarize the financial benefits of implementing ergonomics interventions
  Discuss the importance of implementing ergonomics interventions to improve safety
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5315) Sleep Hygiene for Safety
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Ashley Varol
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
When we talk about wellness, we typically talk about exercise, nutrition and mindfulness. Often, we leave out the importance of good sleep habits to our overall health. The presenter discusses the effects of inadequate sleep on our health. She also addresses the risks and dangers associated with not establishing a healthy sleep habit. She provides suggestions and recommendations for making sleep a priority.
Learning Objectives: Discuss the importance of sleep for the health of our body and mind
  Recognize the risks associated with inadequate amounts of sleep, especially over long periods of time
  Distinguish specific concerns for individuals working rotating shifts with erratic schedules
  Identify strategies to improve sleep hygiene for better health
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3915) Using Your Return-to-Work Toolbelt
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Dave Kiley
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Is it ever a challenge to get your injured employees back to work? Can you accommodate 100 percent of physical restrictions? This session discusses your options as an Ohio employer regarding return to work, including case management, modified duty off-site, nurse triage and transitional work programs. The discussion includes strategies to shorten recovery time and programs to reduce your workers' compensation expenses.
Learning Objectives: Identify return-to-work strategies available in Ohio
  Explain how and when to use case management effectively
  Define modified duty offsite
  Describe BWC grants available for a transitional work program
  Describe how and when to use nurse triage effectively
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6215) Workers' Compensation Medical Reimbursement and Coding Policy Updates
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Speaker(s): Freddie Johnson
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The presenter provides information that assists participants in Ohio's workers' compensation system effectively execute their respective responsibilities in relation to medical reimbursement and coding. He explains recent changes in workers' compensation rules and policy which impact the 2018 delivery of services.
Learning Objectives: Identify recent changes in administrative codes and controlling policies which impact the provision and reimbursement of medical and vocational services
  Define the different fee schedules and explain how to bill and reimburse for various workers' compensation services
  Describe the enabling statutory authority governing BWC's setting and execution of Ohio's workers' compensation reimbursement methodologies
  Recall administrative and statutory codes to medical services and medical management activities
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5416) BVR and BWC Helping Ohioans with Disabilities Achieve Employment
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Jeffrey Buffer , Elizabeth Sammons
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Speakers from Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and BWC present basic information on vocational rehabilitation services available through each agency for persons with disabilities. The presenters show how each agency works to provide services separately or collaboratively to Ohioans whose injury or illness has impacted their ability to maintain or obtain employment.
Learning Objectives: List the vocational rehabilitation services available through both agencies
  Describe how persons with disabilities are evaluated to determine which services are needed to assist them
  Explain the referral and acceptance process for both agencies based on the statistics of persons served during 2016 and 2017
  Discuss case studies to show how the agencies collaborate to provide necessary services to persons with disabilities
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1316) Know Your State. The Hidden Risks in Emergency Response
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Chemical
Speaker(s): Larry Kilian
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session exposes hidden dangers and the potential for serious injury due to the lack of readiness of emergency showers. The presenter discusses potential gaps in an employer’s ability to provide proper first aid. He shares stories, case studies and shocking statistics based on real-world plant audits and research. He also provides tools and actionable steps to mitigate risk and improve safety.

Learning Objectives: Describe how the delivery of proper first aid impacts fatality rates, days spent in hospital and severity of injury
  List the top 10 most common gaps that often go undetected and pose a serious health and safety risk
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5216) Methamphetamine Lab and Opioid Contamination Awareness
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Dwight Aspacher
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
In this session, attendees learn how to identify a location where methamphetamines are being produced by recognizing laboratory components used in the process. They also learn how to protect themselves from coming into contact with powdered opioids.
Learning Objectives: Recognize methamphetamine labratory components
  Identify methamphetamines
  Summarize the effects of methamphetamine use
  Summarize the effects of opioid use
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6216) Presurgical Health and Behavior Evaluation: Because it Works!
Track: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): David Schwartz
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This workshop introduces the concept and importance of evaluating injured workers for behavioral barriers prior to surgery. The presenter describes how to identify injured workers at high risk for failure and improve their outcomes. As of Jan. 1, 2018, BWC requires this assessment prior to lumbar fusion surgery. The presenter also discusses the rationale and scientific evidence for the benefits of the assessment. In addition, he shares what to look for in a properly trained evaluator, and how to present it to the injured worker.
Learning Objectives: Discuss the BWC rule on the required presurgical health and behavior evaluation.
  Define and recognize behavioral barriers to physical recovery that increase the risk of surgical failure
  Recognize the value of intervention when necsessary
  Describe the structure and function of a properly formed health and behavior presurgical assessment
  Explain the purpose of health and behavior evaluation to an injured worker to improve follow-through and compliance
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4616) The How, Where and When of Slips, Trips and Falls
Track: Slips, Trips, and Falls
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Renee Mezera , Meredith Ullman
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
The presenters describe the types of falls such as unexplained, idiopathic and explained falls and their compensability. The presenters also cover on-site versus off-site falls and falls during breaks or after hours. They discuss strategies to minimize falls and defend against non-compensable falls. This session is most beneficial to safety and workers’ compensation professionals who oversee accident investigation and policy implementation.
Learning Objectives: Recognize slips, trips and falls that need to be investigated versus automatically certified
  Explain how to investigate workplace slips, trips and falls to assist in the defense of the claim
  Describe how to apply practical steps to minimize preventable slips, trips and falls
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

Thursday, March 8, 2018
  (3921) Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Managed Care Organization?
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): June McPherson , Shannon Bodine , Cynthia Terbot
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Managed care organizations (MCO) provide many services for employers and injured workers. From an employer perspective, the presenter discusses injury reporting, lag time, supervisor training, education and outreach, cost containment and how to best use MCO services when an injury occurs. From an injured worker perspective, the presenter discusses case management, treatment plans, medical terminology and an overview of the claim process.
Learning Objectives: Define the role of the MCO for employers
  Describe the value added benefits of reports and utilization review
  Define the role of the MCO for injured workers
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7121) When Change Chooses You (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Dale Hull
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The presenter shares his personal experience with tetraplegic paralysis following a spinal cord injury and his subsequent rehabilitation. He discusses the associated challenges such as the loss of independence and the difficulty in learning how to "get different" as opposed to getting better. Hull shares lessons and concepts he learned as a patient that he otherwise may have ignored as practioner. This session helps the audience realize that the physical aspect of paralysis is often the easy part.

Learning Objectives: Discuss the impact of paralysis on an individual and his or her family
  Recognize that paralysis is more than physical
  Describe the impact of the loss of independence
  Explain how validation of self-worth can contribute to healing and progress
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (4721) Common Injuries in the Ohio Healthcare Industry
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Research and Development
Speaker(s): Samson Agboola
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The session provides information on occupational injury and illness statistics in the Ohio healthcare industry from 2012 to 2016. The presenter uses data from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and other sources. He also provides information on common characteristics of injuries such as nature, source and causation. The session includes recommendations on safety interventions and other prevention methods to reduce the incidence of these injuries.
Learning Objectives: Recall occupational injury and illness statistics in Ohio's healthcare industry
  List common case characteristics of injuries and illnesses in Ohio's healthcare industry
  Discuss information on applicable safety interventions to reduce incidence of injuries
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4821) The Tricky Triangle of ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation Absences
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Michelle Bach , Marc Fleischauer
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The presenters educate employers on how to handle an employee's absence from work under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Ohio workers' compensation laws. The presenters explain the protected class under each law, along with the benefits provided by each law. They explore the similarities and differences between the three laws. At the conclusion of the session, the presenters provide a detailed hypothetical scenario to illustrate how you should apply these laws in real life.
Learning Objectives: Describe how to apply the ADA, FMLA and workers' compensation law when an employee is absent from work
  List the protected classes under each law
  Compare and contrast the three laws and the benefits provided by each
  Define how to quickly terminate temporary total disability compensation
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (8021) Transitional Work and Beyond
Track: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Tina Elliott , David Holdsworth , Kimberly Kremer
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
During this session, employers learn the benefits of effectively using transitional work and vocational rehabilitation services to assist their injured workers in remaining at and returning to work after injury. The presenters explore the necessary actions and strategies for these services. They apply them to real-world scenarios. Using the right tools at the right time supports your ongoing efforts to ensure a safe and cost-effective management of workplace injuries.
Learning Objectives: Recognize the continuum of vocational rehabilitation services offered by BWC
  Identify opportunities for early referral and use of transitional work and vocational rehabilitation services
  Describe how to access services for your injured employees
  Explain the overall impact of early remain and return to work interventions
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7122) Empowering Ability in Disability - Return to Function (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Mohammed Ranavaya
Thursday, March 8, 2018 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The process of empowering ability in disability requires that each one of us be mindful that other than some very catastrophic injuries, all individuals regardless of the injury have some ability that can lead to productive and fulfilling life. This means independence in personal, social and economic aspects of life. Health-care providers and others need to be honest and frank in their discussions with injured workers regarding the need to live a productive life by return to function at their earliest.
Learning Objectives: Describe the critical terms in return to function issues
  Discuss how to analyze return to work issues with scientific evidence
  Summarize the steps involved in an honest and frank communication with the injured worker about return to function
  Explain how to negotiate return to function with the injured person and others
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (7123) Moving Toward a Targeted Approach to Concussion (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Alicia Sufrinko
Thursday, March 8, 2018 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
In this session, the presenter discusses the conceptual framework for how to look at an injury and assess the different clinical profiles that health-care professionals are learning about. She’ll also talk conceptually about the assessment findings that lead to certain clinical profiles. In addition, the presenter discusses the treatments needed for the clinical profile that we see with concussion. Finally, attendees learn how they can use clinical profiles as a road map to this type of injury and understand how the heterogeneity of concussion is essential to treatment. The presenter explains how different assessment findings may lead to establishing clinical profiles, and how these profiles predicate clinical rehabilitation and treatment.
Learning Objectives: Describe how to conceptualize concussion as a heterogeneous entity
  Discuss assessment findings that help establish targeted clinical profiles for concussion
  Explain how clinical management, treatment and rehabilitative directives are dictated by these clinical profiles
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (5323) Incorporating Wellness into an Existing Safety Program Strategy: Using the Total Worker Health Approach (Repeat Session)
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Shanna Dunbar
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Looking for an easy way to start a wellness program at your company? Consider integrating wellness with your existing safety programming. This session demonstrates a practical and cost-effective approach to Total Worker Health. Create a culture of well-being for your company! This is a repeat of Wednesday's 8:30 a.m. session.
Learning Objectives: Discuss the traditional approach to safety programming
  Describe how to apply what we know to wellness programming
  Define Total Worker Health
  Explain how BWC supports integration
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3923) Independent Medical Exams
Track: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Michael Rozen
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The session addresses the ins and outs of an independent medical examination (IME) from the perspective of the reviewing physician. The presenter discusses the official standards that define a quality IME, according to the American Medical Association, the required qualifications of the examiner, methodology and procedures. He also provides a description of what happens at the time of the examination. The topic is relevant because the IME is a commonly used tool for management of a claim.
Learning Objectives: Select the right doctor for the examination based on the facts of the case and the objectives of the examination
  Explain how an IME can help claims managers assure their client that the case is being handled properly
  Describe how an IME can assist in managing a claim even when the opinion does not favor the employer
  List the documents, information and the IME questions needed by the reviewing physician to provide a quality IME
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4923) Workplace and Office Ergonomics
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Donald Head
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
The presenter discusses various injuries that are a result of poor ergonomics, primarily in office settings, and the corrective actions you can take to prevent these injuries from occurring. These actions include proper workspace configuration, exercise and stretching.
Learning Objectives: Identify workplace settings that may lead to repetitive motion disorders, muscle strain, eye strain and other conditions related to poor ergonomic conditions
  Describe the physical hazards associated with incorrect ergonomics
  Explain corrective actions to avoid injuries
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4723) Cancer Risk among Ohio Structural Firefighters; and Preventing Firefighter Injuries when Handling Obese Patients
Track: Research and Development
Speaker(s): Steven Lavender , Olorunfemi Adetona
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The speakers present two studies from The Ohio State University. The first speaker describes research to determine factors that contribute to the occupational exposures of structural firefighters to contaminants emitted in smoke, and determine the association between their occupational exposures and cancer risk. The speaker covers the study methodology and how this research will fill in knowledge gaps. The second speaker describes research aimed at identifying tools and work methods that could reduce physical demands on firefighters and emergency medical service responders. Responders are encountering heavier patients more frequently, which in turn increases exposure to injury risk to those lifting the patient. This presentation describes the ergonomic solutions the speakers are investigating in this project and the current state of the research findings.
Learning Objectives: Recall the potentially toxic components of smoke emitted in structural fires and their sources
  Discuss the associated potential cancer risk of such exposures
  Identify the patient handling scenarios that firefighters and emergency medical service responders routinely encounter
  Explain if the proposed ergonomic solutions are usable and useful
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2024) Pre-Hospital Bariatric Care: Patient and Provider Safety
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Speaker(s): Nirav Rana , Robert Lowe , Michael Duncan
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
The presenter describes how medical simulation was used by Worthington Ohio Fire Department to improve their standard operating procedure for removing a bariatric victim of fire from a structure. He discusses the extrication and transport of bariatric patients in a manner that is safe for both the patient and the provider. Additionally, he discusses the physiologic changes of bariatric patients and how these changes can impact pre-hospital medical care. A demonstration of safe transport procedures is included.
Learning Objectives: Explain how bariatric victims of fire may require a change in standard operating procedure
  Describe safe transport of bariatric patients
  Recognize physiologic differences in bariatric patients
IACET: 0.3
CCM: 3.75
EMS: 4.8
BWC Discount Programs: 4

  (7124) Shoulder Injuries – Treatment, Referral, Surgery and Return to Work (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Matthew Levy
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The presenter covers basic shoulder anatomy, physiology, form and function. He discusses common shoulder injuries in detail and surgical and non-surgical management.
Learning Objectives: Explain shoulder anatomy
  Identify common shoulder injuries
  Describe treatment of shoulder injuries
  Discuss the challenges of returning shoulder patients to work
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1

  (4724) Biomechanically-Based Push-Pull Limits to Protect the Back; and Monitoring the Performance of Particulate Respirators
Track: Research and Development
Speaker(s): Sergey Grinshpun , William Marras
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The speakers present two studies from The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati. Research has identified pushing and pulling as a risk factor for low back disorders. Yet, only subjectively based guidelines have been reported in the literature. This presentation summarizes a study that established biomechanically based guidelines to protect the back during pushing, pulling and turning. Secondly, the University of Cincinnati team developed and evaluated a novel real-time respirator seal integrity monitor (ReSIM) for full-mask elastomeric respirators used by firefighters and other work populations. Results showed ReSIM properly detects respirator performance failures in real time with a high sensitivity and specificity. It can alert a wearer about a sudden increase of inhalation exposure.
Learning Objectives: Identify pushing and pulling risk exposure in the workplace
  Discuss how to limit exposures to protect workers
  Explain why it is important to monitor respiratory performance at the workplace in real time
  Summarize the features of the newly developed ReSIM
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5124) Colleague Health and Work Performance
Track: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Lauren Tipton
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Throughout the presentation, the presenter looks at common unhealthy habits among working professionals. These include habits such as not sleeping enough, sitting for extended periods of time, skipping meals and eating unhealthy foods. She discusses how these unhealthy habits affect an individual’s health overtime and the impact they have on work performance. She also provides participants with tips and skills to make healthy lifestyle changes in their identified areas where they need to improve to ensure better health.
Learning Objectives: Identify common bad health habits among working professionals
  Describe the short and long-term consequences of bad health habits
  Recognize personal areas of needed improvement to ensure sustained and/or improved overall health
  Explain how to make healthy lifestyle changes to work toward breaking bad health habits
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2624) Evidence-Based Ergonomics Solutions for Distribution Centers
Track: Distribution and Logistics
Track 2: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Speaker(s): Steven Lavender
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

The presenter describes the findings from four research projects aimed at improving ergonomics in distribution center (DC) operations. They are: the effects of different flooring materials that you can use to relieve lower extremity pain in DCs; how to lessen the shock experienced by the knees as standup fork trucks are driven in and out of trailers; the efficacy of an articulating conveyor belt for manually unloading and loading trailers; and efficacy of the Ecopick lift assist device.

Learning Objectives: Describe how different types of ergonomics interventions can be evaluated to determine their efficacy in reducing stress on the musculoskeletal system
  Explain the value of selected ergonomic interventions that are currently available for dock operations at distribution centers
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CDMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2424) Opioids in the Workplace: A Bitter Pill for Businesses
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Dyann McDowell
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The opioid epidemic is changing how companies operate. It affects businesses everyday, productivity of the workforce as well as the well-being of all the employees and their families. This session helps managers, supervisors, human resource professionals and company leaders answer their questions on how to manage the effects of opioids on their businesses.

Learning Objectives: Describe proactive roles employers can take in the opioid epidemic
  List important components to implement into a Drug Free Workplace Policy
  Explain types of training for employees and supervisors
  Identify resources for Employee Assistance Programs
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5324) The New Ohio Medical Marijuana Law and the Workplace
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Tony Coder
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session provides information about the new medical marijuana law in Ohio and the impacts it may have on the workplace, including litigation, human resources concerns and methods of ingestion allowed in Ohio's law.
Learning Objectives: Recognize the impacts of the new Ohio medical marijuana law on the workplace
  Describe the litigation taking place in other states and how it relates to Ohio
  Summarize the Ohio Medical Marijuana law and accompanying rules
  Discuss some of the social justice, public safety and health issues related to legalization
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7125) Wellness and Total Worker Health - Identifying Red Flags (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Otto Schmidt
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:05 PM - 3:05 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The presenter discusses trends in managing the injured worker through a wellness prespective. He addresses the role of the physician of record, developing a team leader approach in treating the specifics of the injury and identifying complicating factors such as obesity, diabetes and depression to faciliate and coordinate care for the best outcome.
Learning Objectives: Explain the role of a physician of record and associated duties
  Describe how to treat the wellness component of the patient for better outcomes
  Recognize complicating factors and lifestyle modfications as wellness components
  Summarize how to improve outcomes by faciliating communication between involved parties
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1

  (4925) A Solutions Oriented Approach to Aging in the Workplace
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Speaker(s): Cheryl Altizer , Thomas J. Stefanik, Jr. , Shanna Dunbar
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session takes a fresh look at aging in the workplace from a managed care organization, occupational health nurse and legal perspective. The presenters focus on providing solutions to the physical and mental health challenges employers face with an aging workforce by way of a panel discussion.
Learning Objectives: Discuss how to avoid hiring your next workers’ compensation claim and how to set up post-offer essential function testing
  Describe physical and mental age-related conditions that may impact the work environment and offer ergonomic approaches to accommodating these conditions
  Summarize how to avoid violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Age Discrimination in Employment Act, including concepts related to workers' compensation
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3325) Evaluation of Silica Exposures at a Countertop Fabricator
Track: Industrial Hygiene
Speaker(s): Leonard Zwack
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
The presenter discusses crystalline silica hazards in the natural and engineered stone countertop fabrication industry. He covers how wet cutting techniques alone may not be sufficient to bring exposures below occupational exposure limits. He presents an example of both industrial hygienists and occupational physicians working together to investigate a case of silicosis in a new industry.
Learning Objectives: Recognize and identify crystalline silica hazards in stone countertop manufacturing settings
  Summarize the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration silica permissible exposure limit
  Summarize how both industrial hygiene and medical approaches can help reduce silica exposure
  Explain how to better control silica hazards though the use of wet cutting methods and ventilation
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2625) Incorporating Ergonomics into Job Descriptions
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Speaker(s): Audrey Backes
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Attendees learn ergonomic risk factors and how these risk factors can play a role in job descriptions and physical standards for jobs. The session covers statistics on overexertion injuries and the risk factors for these types of injuries. The presenter defines realistic expectations for jobs and how to include these in a job description. She discusses how to fit the task to the worker and how to fit a task to a potential workforce.
Learning Objectives: recognize ergonomic risk factors of jobs and their role in job descriptions/physical standards
  Discuss ways to fit the task to the worker and fit a task to a potential workforce
  Identify red flags on job descriptions that indicate overexertion injuries may be likely in particular jobs
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5125) Return-to-Work Strategies for Small-to-Mid-Sized Employers
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Peter Young , Amy Kutschbach
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Small-to-mid-sized employers often wear many hats to ensure their business is successful. Limited time, budgets and resources present real-world challenges to these employers. Attendees learn about opportunities to minimize lost-time claim exposure and costs while maximizing their employees' return-to-work opportunities without compromising safety.
Learning Objectives: Explain BWC grant opportunities to develop a transitional work program designed to help the employer return an injured employee to work safely and efficiently while reducing workers' compensation costs
  Identify alternative return-to-work options when employers cannot accommodate an employee's restrictions
  Recognize the positive impact vocational rehabilitation services can have on the organization's bottom line and the employee's overall quality of life
  Describe where to find professional resources to achieve proactive return-to-work strategies
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3925) Utilization of Rehabilitation Professionals in the Workplace
Track: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Scott Uhlenhake , Jack Zahn
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Rehab professionals have the educational background to become a vital participant in safety, health, wellness and prevention programs. Unfortunately, many people have limited or no knowledge of their unique qualifications and are missing out on a crucial resource to assist with controlling costs while boosting employee knowledge, health and morale. The presenter describes a wide variety of programs and how each can contribute to current health and wellness programs.
Learning Objectives: Explain the educational background of physical and occupational therapists
  Describe how this education can be used beyond traditional patient care
  Identify an extensive list of programs that a knowledgeable therapist can implement
  Discuss how each program can contribute to controlling costs while boosting employee knowledge, health and morale
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7126) Diversity: Cultural Competencies Leading to Better Outcomes (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Alejandro Diez
Thursday, March 8, 2018 3:35 PM - 4:35 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
We are rapidly becoming a heterogeneous, multicultural society. As a healthcare professional, one must develop specific competencies to treat patients of various cultural backgrounds. Cultural competency is critical to reducing health disparities and improving access to high-quality health care while providing health care that is respectful of and responsive to the needs of diverse patients. The presenter provides a brief overview of how increased cultural competency may lead to better outcomes.
Learning Objectives: Describe how the demographic changes in Ohio's population form the current diversity of the patient population
  Explain the importance of increasing clinician awareness of the concepts and preferences of patients from diverse cultures
  Discuss cultural issues that impact patient health and well-being
  Identify resources related to culturally competent care
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (2626) Demonstration of NIOSH's Free Resources
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Speaker(s): Marie Hayden
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session is a demonstration of the free resources available to the public for analyzing safety and health concerns at the work site from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH). Mobile applications are available for lifting task analysis, ladder safety, and sound level measurement. NIOSH web resources feature newer material and pertinent information. Come see what is available free to the public to address your workplace safety and health concerns.
Learning Objectives: Describe NIOSH's mobile applications available to the public
  Identify NIOSH web sources of pertinent information on ergonomics and safety topics
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4726) Improve Workplace Safety – Do This, Not That
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Samson Agboola
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The session provides information on occupational injuries and illnesses statistics in major private industry sectors in Ohio from 2012 to 2016. The presenter uses data from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and other sources. The session includes information on common characteristics of injuries such as nature, source and causation. The presenter discusses recommendations on safety interventions and other prevention methods to reduce the incidence of these injuries.
Learning Objectives: Discuss incidence rate and number of occupational injuries in Ohio's private industry sectors
  Explain the case and demographic characteristics of occupational injuries in Ohio's private industry sectors
  Identify opportunities to improve safety in the workplace
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5326) Positive Tests in Turbulent Times: How to Respond
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Karen Pierce , Katie Lemke
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
For many employers, finding drug-free workers is tough. What if an employee tests positive? Does it make more business sense to cut losses and terminate or offer a second chance? Does treatment even work? In this session, employers learn about considerations in writing a second-chance policy. They also discover the three elements of an effective second-chance system that can benefit the employer and the employee.
Learning Objectives: Discuss the considerations to think about when writing second-chance policies
  Explain the levels of care that are possible after an employee tests positive
  List the three elements of an effective second-chance system
  Recall the system of resources available in Ohio – private and tax subsidized
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7127) Medication Trends and Impacts on Workers' Compensation (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Amanda Waltemath
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:40 PM - 5:40 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description

As workers’ compensation implements strategies for long-standing pharmacy challenges such as opioids, other drug trends are positioned to increase their impact. With pharmaceutical research and development focused on specialty drugs for chronic conditions such as arthritis, hepatitis C and cardiovascular conditions, what does this mean for workers’ compensation? A pharmacist discusses current and evolving drug trends, identifying potential benefits and concerns as these trends relate to the care of injured workers. Silvia Sacalis was scheduled to co-present this session, but is no longer able to attend. Amanda Waltemath will present this session in its entirety.

Learning Objectives: Identify current and emerging pharmacy trends influencing workers' compensation
  Explain how broader health-care trends will look in the context of injured worker claims
  List examples of how care management can evolve to account for these trends
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1

Friday, March 9, 2018
  (7131) Neurobiology of Addiction: Science Meets Recovery (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Susan Blank
Friday, March 9, 2018 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
Thanks to neuroimaging, genetic studies and development of animal models of addiction, the field of addiction medicine has experienced significant advances in our understanding and treatment of this fascinating and oftimes, frustrating brain disease. It is important for clinicians to gain insight into the signs, symptoms, risk factors and evidenced-based interventions to assist their patients to negotiate and manage the disease of addiction. The presenter reviews the neurobiology, neurotransmitters and genetics of addiction, as well as treatment options that can be integrated into primary care and office-based pain practices.
Learning Objectives: Identify the three neural networks involved in the disease of addiction
  Explain the role of genetics, epigenetics and exposure to addictive substances in the development of the disease of addiction
  List the three Food and Drug Administration approved medications for opiate use disorder, the seven for nicotine and the three for alcohol use disorder
  Summarize the importance of screening for addiction, and describe how to use at least one validated screening tool
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (7132) Safe and Effective Discontinuation of High-Risk Medications (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Mark Pew
Friday, March 9, 2018 8:50 AM - 9:50 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description

An inappropriate polypharmacy regimen, often the result of cascading negative side effects from an initial opioid, creates a complicated situation for discontiuation. In what sequence should you taper drugs/classifications? What are the pros and cons of medication assisted treatment (MAT) vs. non-MAT tapering? How do you properly address psychosocialspiritual issues and co-morbidities? Proper tapering is complex and individualized. This session helps define best practices.

Learning Objectives: Explain the genesis and scope of the opioid epidemic
  Define appropriate and inappropriate uses of prescription painkillers
  Describe the biopsychosocialspiritual treatment model and implications to choices
  Summarize tapering options and best practices
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (5331) Operation Street Smart
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: Schools and Universities
Speaker(s): Dan Johnson , Michael Powell , Shawn Bain
Friday, March 9, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The goal of Operation Street Smart is to provide current and up to date drug information on trends, terminology, paraphernalia, concealment techniques and physiological effects to individuals who deal with today's youth on a daily basis. The target audience for Street Smart includes DARE and school resource officers, juvenile detectives, school administrators and school board members, teachers, parents, nurses and other adults.
Learning Objectives: Identify drugs and paraphernalia
  Identify drug trends and terms
  Recognize resources and websites
  Recall drug knowledge to keep kids safe
IACET: 0.5
CCM: 5.5
CRC: 5.5
CDMS: 5.5
RN: 5.5
CLE: 5.5
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7133) New Avenues of Intervention for Injured Workers at Risk of Delayed Recovery (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Michael Sullivan
Friday, March 9, 2018 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The presenter familiarizes the audience with a range of non-medical risk factors that can impede recovery following work injury. The topic is relevant to many stakeholders, including injury insurers, rehabilitation professionals and injured worker representatives. The content proceeds from the assumption that the audience is aware of the high costs associated with delayed recovery following work injury.
Learning Objectives: Describe a range of non-medical factors that can impede recovery following work injury
  Describe instruments used to identify claimants at risk for delayed recovery
  Explain the limits of traditional medical accounts of delayed recovery following work injury
  Select intervention approaches suitable for targeting non-medical risk factors for delayed recovery
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (7134) Causality-Holistic Approach: Medical and Scientific Overview (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Mohammed Ranavaya
Friday, March 9, 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description

Inappropriate attribution of a disease or illness to occupation has been a growing problem in the U.S. in the past several decades despite the clear and convincing science otherwise. This has resulted in an enormous cost shifting of ordinary health insurance expense to workers' compensation insurance and needless anxiety and disability claims. The opioid epidemic has its roots in claims of chronic occupational low back pain and narcotics prescribed in the recent past due to misattribution.

Learning Objectives: Recognize how the causation analysis works
  Describe evidence-based approach to causation
  List the required steps for holistic causation analysis
  Explain fallacies of alternate causation analysis
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1

  (7135) BWC Initiatives and Strategies – A Medical Focus (Clinical Track and Staff Forum)
Speaker(s): Sarah Morrison
Friday, March 9, 2018 2:00 PM - 2:29 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The presenter describes BWC's comprehensive holistic approach to patient care. She discusses the medical initiatives that support a holistic care model and how these strategies help injured workers return to a productive and fulfilling life. She reviews BWC programs that are focused on the prevention of workplace injuries and worker health and safety. She also presents BWC's focus on diversity and inclusion and the cultural competencies needed to meet each injured worker's individual needs.
Learning Objectives: Define BWC's holistic approach to total worker care
  Explain key points of BWC's medical initiatives, including rules pertaining to lumbar fusion surgery, health and behavior services, Enhanced Care Program and opiates
  Describe Better You, Better Ohio, BWC's new health and wellness program, as it relates to population health management, total worker health and prevention of workplace injuries
  Recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in health-care delivery
CCM: 0.5
CRC: 0.5
CDMS: 0.5
RN: 0.5
CLE: 0.5
CME: 0.5
PT: 0.5
OT: 0.5

  (2035) Suicide Risk Assessment
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Megan Schabbing
Friday, March 9, 2018 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
This session provides a discussion of how to do a thorough suicide risk assessment, including a review of both the risk factors and protective factors for suicide.
Learning Objectives: Define the risk factors and protective factors for suicide
  Identify the value of obtaining collateral information in performing a thorough suicide risk assessment
CCM: 0.75
EMS: 0.9
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7136) Find A Way: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities (Clinical Track and Staff Forum)
Speaker(s): Brad Hurtig
Friday, March 9, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The presenter shares his story that involves a workplace accident. It is an injured worker's perspective of recovery while overcoming obstacles and adversity. The audience will be personally challenged but also vocationally challenged in their approach to patient care. The presenter discusses and demonstrates the use of electric prosthetic hands.
Learning Objectives: Describe several workplace safety concepts
  Explain workplace injury ramifications and how an injured worker deals with adapting to a new way of life
  Define the role of BWC aiding an injured worker in recovery
  Discuss how an injured worker sets goals to regain independence and quality of life
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (2036) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Megan Schabbing
Friday, March 9, 2018 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
This session is a review of the biology of trauma, the various clinical manifestations of trauma, and an update on evidence-based treatments for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Learning Objectives: Summarize the factors which contribute to the development of PTSD
  List evidence-based strategies in managing PTSD
CCM: 0.75
EMS: 0.9
BWC Discount Programs: 1