Presurgical Health and Behavior Evaluation: Because it Works! [6216]
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: A213

   David Schwartz, Clinical and Health Psychologist, Ohio Psychological Association

Track: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Secondary Track: Workers' Compensation
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate

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

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  CCM: 1
  CRC: 1
  RN: 1
  CDMS: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

File & Handouts:
Presurgical Evaluation Powerpoint

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