2017 Disability Case Management

Jun 6, 2017


Disability Case Management

Advance your case management skills with sessions on topics such as In-House Leave Management, Aging in the Workplace, Return to Work and more!

Standard: $340.00

Products

What Everyone In Occupational Health Needs To Know About Pain

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What Everyone In Occupational Health Needs To Know About Pain

Apr 25, 2017 9:15am ‐ Apr 25, 2017 10:45am

Credits: None available.

Few healthcare providers and most patients don’t understand what pain is and what it is not. This misunderstanding leads to misdirected (and costly) care that may, in fact, worsen outcomes for chronic pain. In this session, take the first step to understanding pain to improve the effectiveness of treatment plans. Your knowledge can keep workers from getting harmed from surgeries, or addicted to strong painkillers and help them improve their pain rather than just ‘manage it’.

  • Discuss the change in the prevalence rate of chronic pain in the United States and outcomes of commonly prescribed therapies for the treatment of chronic pain.
  • Describe the three dimensions required to create the experience of pain, in which dimensions risk factors for developing chronic pain reside, and which elements commonly prescribed therapies address.
  • Explain how to develop a management plan that understands and addresses risk factors for chronic pain.

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Standard: $50.00

What Service is Your Animal Performing?

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What Service is Your Animal Performing?

Apr 25, 2017 11:00am ‐ Apr 25, 2017 12:30pm

Credits: None available.

Service Animals in the workplace are becoming more and more common. Dogs and miniature horses increase access and abilities for disabled employees in the workplace, yet we have those who just want to bring their pet to work. Learn what amazing abilities service animals can provide, and how to put into place a system that protects both those needing the animal and those for whom the animal has no job performance purpose.

  • Define the difference between service, therapy and emotional support animals and the regulations that define them.
  • Describe what services a service animal might provide.
  • Name steps in a sample policy or procedure to be used when an employee requests to bring a service animal to work.

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Standard: $50.00

Tapering Pain Medications in Polypharmacy Cases

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Tapering Pain Medications in Polypharmacy Cases

Apr 26, 2017 1:00pm ‐ Apr 26, 2017 2:30pm

Credits: None available.

Chronic pain patients often receive a mix of opioids, benzodiazepines, muscle relaxants, and anti-depressants. Even when an agreement to decrease drug usage is reached, tapering is difficult because there are no medical guidelines for reducing opioids in conjunction with the other drugs. You will discuss the various tapering protocols of different drug classifications, other variables to consider, including patient metabolism, provider expertise, psychosocial barriers, and clinical co-morbidities. Points include determining which classes of drugs to reduce first, dose reduction by class, withdrawal symptoms, and applying different de-prescribing tactics to the different drugs.

  • Identify the medications commonly used together for pain management, how they work and how they interact with each other.
  • Describe the methods for tapering patients from opioids, muscle relaxants, benzodiazepines, and other drugs frequently used to manage pain.
  • List pain management techniques that don’t involve drugs and ways to address psychosocial issues.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00

The Best of Both Worlds: In-House Leave Management Programs Enhanced by Out-Sourced Technology

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The Best of Both Worlds: In-House Leave Management Programs Enhanced by Out-Sourced Technology

Apr 26, 2017 3:00pm ‐ Apr 26, 2017 4:30pm

Credits: None available.

Given the complexities in FMLA, ADA, PDA, USERRA, and numerous state-specific leave protection laws, there’s no wonder so many businesses throw up their hands and choose to out-source their leave management program. However, they unwittingly forfeit improved employee outcomes, while simultaneously increasing liability for their leaders and human resource teams. You will learn the key components of a successful leave management program and the value of keeping it in-house.

  • Identify key components of an effective leave management program.
  • Discuss the role of Disability Case Manager in an in-house leave management program

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Standard: $50.00

Frontline Prevention of System Induced Disability

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Frontline Prevention of System Induced Disability

Apr 27, 2017 8:00am ‐ Apr 27, 2017 9:30am

Credits: None available.

System induced disability (SID) is a condition that occupational health nurses are in the best position to prevent. According to the CDC, disability is likely to increase three times faster than the risk of having heart disease, having a stroke or developing cancer. Disability results in a decrease in standard of living and costs Americans $400 billion dollars each year. One in four women have a disability, while three in ten non-hispanic blacks have a disability. The unique positions of OHNs allows us to immediately impact the future of the injured worker. This session will give you the tools to recognize when SID may be occurring, avoid promoting SID, treat an active case of SID and – best of all – prevent SID.

  • Identify how OHNs can contribute to the causation or prevention of SID.
  • Identify five early warning signals that SID is developing.
  • Identify five ways to pro-actively intercept and prevent the development of SID in employees.

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Standard: $50.00

Disability-Related Inquiries and the ADA: Understanding Obligations Today for Better Employment Outcomes Tomorrow

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Disability-Related Inquiries and the ADA: Understanding Obligations Today for Better Employment Outcomes Tomorrow

Apr 27, 2017 8:00am ‐ Apr 27, 2017 9:30am

Credits: None available.

Occupational healthcare providers have the opportunity to positively impact employment outcomes for workers with injuries or disabilities by supporting the interactive accommodation process under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This session will provide an overview of the non-discrimination and reasonable accommodation requirements of the ADA, with an emphasis on the ADA’s rules related to medical inquiries and examinations during each stage of the employment process.

  • Describe Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act and related employment legislation
  • Determine how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies during various stages of employment.
  • List Job Accommodation Network’s resources in order to further understand the appropriate processes in applying accommodations for applicants and employees.

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Standard: $50.00

To Return to Work or Not to Return to Work

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To Return to Work or Not to Return to Work

Apr 27, 2017 10:00am ‐ Apr 27, 2017 11:30am

Credits: None available.

This session will describe the return to work process in complicated cases with the factors that have the potential to impact the success of the work return for the employer and employee. Using case studies, we will discuss return to work planning when the worker begins medical leave, assessing physical demands of the job, including fitness for duty, and review of purpose and type of accommodations.

  • Discuss the factors impacting a “returning to the workplace” employee.
  • Outline the health assessments needed to validate the employee’s ability to return.
  • Describe the disability case management skills utilized in work return processes.

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Standard: $50.00

Productive Aging and Work: A Framework for Creating an Age-Friendly Workplace

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Productive Aging and Work: A Framework for Creating an Age-Friendly Workplace

Apr 27, 2017 10:00am ‐ Apr 27, 2017 11:30am

Credits: None available.

NIOSH established the National Center for Productive Aging & Work (NCPAW), hosted by the Office of Total Worker Health®. An important part of the center’s mission is the concept of productive aging, which involves providing a safe and healthy work environment for workers of all ages, and creating conditions that allow workers to function optimally regardless of their age. Using case studies, this presentation will advance the concept of productive aging and present evidence-based methods for facilitating an age-friendly workplace. You will have access to tools and strategies that encourage a culture of health that facilitates intergenerational collaboration and support.

  • Describe how productive aging is relevant to workers of all age groups.
  • Identify at least three strategies that can be incorporated into the workplace to create a more age-friendly environment.
  • Describe changes in workplace safety and health outcomes that occur as a workforce ages.

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Standard: $50.00