Total Joint Arthroplasty and Fracture Rehabilitation

Course Description:

This new 2-day course will provide you with relevant problem-solving and critical-thinking methods for evaluating and treating patients who have both acute and chronic disease processes. It will arm you with best practices for treating patients with multiple co-morbidities to maximize their functional outcomes. Topics covered will include integrating medical record review, lab values, imaging, medications, physician and surgeon consult notes, nurse-therapist communication, as well as social worker/case manager discharge planning into your treatment plan. Additionally, he will discuss evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies for pathological conditions affecting the endocrine, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems among others. Case analysis and hands-on lab to perform outcome tests and intervention will be integral. The information learned from this course can be taken back and implemented on Monday mornings. Content is clinically relevant to several settings including as Acute, Subacute, SNF, Home Health, and Outpatient.


Participants will be able to:

• Recognize abnormal physiology across many systems such as cardiopulmonary, vascular, neurological, musculoskeletal, endocrine, Renal/Hepatic, oncology, and GI.

• Discuss and integrate ‘communication nuggets’ when describing in-depth medical cases with the multidisciplinary team of physicians, surgeons, residents/ fellows, nurses, case managers, and interdisciplinary team.

• Interpret and practice commonly used standardized tests used to assess patients with acute and chronic disease as well as those with chronic medical conditions such as HTN, CHF, DM, COPD, etc.

• Discuss the various factors and nuances of “yellow flags” and “red flags” such as low Hgb, + DVT/PE, ­ammonia levels, + fractures that can impact and challenge your physical handling and managing of the medically complex patient.

• Summarize evidence-based treatment and manage- ment strategies to achieve optimal outcomes in pa- tients with complex medical conditions.


Patrick A. Tino

Session 1 April 27-28, 2019
Danbury, CT (Map)

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