AAOHN 2017 Annual Conference

501 - Shoulder Surgery

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

Credits: None available.

Standard: $50.00


Orthopedic problems, whether acute or chronic, are often overlooked and undertreated in the workers’ compensation realm. This can lead to a significant delay in return to work, increases in claims expenditures, unnecessary pain and suffering for the worker and legal liabilities for the employer. While performing a live-streamed shoulder surgery, typical of a procedure that employees may undergo, learn about the surgical procedure and the injuries, both on and off the job, that indicate the need for such a procedure and gain some coaching tips for advising employee what to expect.

  • Describe which extremity surgery may be indicated as the result of a workplace injury, an off-the-job injury and normal wear and tear.
  • Discuss the surgical procedure demonstrated in the context of explaining what to expect to a worker anticipating surgery.
  • Discuss the complexities of shoulder surgery.



  • 1.50 - CNE

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