Title: Emergency Medicine – Orthopedics: Septic Arthritis; Osteoarthritis; Neck Pain
Faculty: John W. Pendleton, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., Lawrence H. Brent, M.D., George G.A. Pujalte, M.D.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2018 Expiration Date: July 1, 2021
TOPIC 1: Septic Arthritis.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, EBM, COMP
- Determine the risk factors associated with septic arthritis.
- Utilize the British Society of Rheumatology Guidelines for management of the hot swollen joint in adults to differentiate septic arthritis for other causes of acute monoarticular arthritis.
- Utilize epidemiological and clinical clues to determine bacterial etiology in patients with septic arthritis.
TOPIC 2: Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment
in the Older Patient.
Upon completion of this session, the participant
should be able to: GL, COMP
- Appraise the newer understandings of the pathophysiology of OA.
- Distinguish the typical and atypical clinical features of OA.
- Utilize the American College of Rheumatology guidelines for the treatment of OA of the hand, hip and knee.
- Distinguish OA symptoms from those of other localized or generalized disorders.
TOPIC 3: Evaluation and Treatment of Neck Pain
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Describe the injuries that can occur in the neck region of athletes and athletic individuals.
- Develop a logical differential diagnosis for any athletic or active individual presenting with neck pain.
- Determine the rationale behind treatment approaches to various neck injuries as per the Cochrane Library Reviews and ACR (Rheumatology).
- Assess and order laboratory and imaging studies to assist in the diagnosis of neck injuries and pathologies as per the ACR Radiology Criteria and Guidelines