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2-Day: Medical Screening and Differential Diagnosis Intensive Training Course

Your caseload is rapidly expanding as more patients skip the physician and go to the direct access route. But so is your liability, and the risk for your patients – unless you’re up to speed on medical screening and differential diagnosis.
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Faculty:
Shaun Goulbourne
Duration:
10 Hours 20 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Dec 09, 2019

Description

Your caseload is rapidly expanding as more patients skip the physician and go to the direct access route.

But so is your liability, and the risk for your patients – unless you’re up to speed on medical screening and differential diagnosis.

From meningitis to cardiovascular disease, many medical pathologies mimic musculoskeletal conditions, and in a busy clinical setting they’re easy to miss without consistent, accurate screening and sound clinical reasoning.

Watch this recording and learn a step-by-step medical screening model that helps you protect your patients and your practice.

Upgrade your diagnostic accuracy and clinical reasoning skills as you review a series of interactive case studies, paying special attention to past medical history, risk factor assessment, clinical presentation, and associated signs and symptoms.

By the end of the recording, you’ll be able to easily identify the signs of sinister medical pathologies and confidently determine when to refer patients for medical care.

Become the go-to resource in your facility for medical screening, and build referrals as the therapist physicians trust!

Handouts

Outline

Identify Common Pathologies by System

  • Musculoskeletal
  • Integumentary
  • Neurological
  • Behavioral
  • Cardiopulmonary
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Urogenital
  • Hepatic/biliary
  • Hematologic

Discover an Efficient Framework for Consistent, Accurate Medical Screening

  • Medical history
  • Risk factors
  • Interview questions
  • Clinical presentation and associated symptoms
  • Physical exam findings
  • Understanding physician-ordered labs and imaging

Signs and Symptoms of Serious Medical Pathologies

  • Red flags
    • Cardiac
    • Vascular
    • Neurologic
    • Oncologic
  • Yellow flags
    • Depression
  • Keys to spotting red and yellow flags early

How to Differentiate Medical Pathologies That Mimic Musculoskeletal Conditions

  • Topics include (but aren’t limited to):
    • Gallbladder disease
    • Liver/kidney disease
    • Lung disease
    • Gynecological conditions

Confidently Determine When to Treat, Refer, Or Both

  • Clear, consistent clinical reasoning – step by step
  • What to do when systemic, orthopedic, and neurologic conditions overlap
  • Situations that require an urgent medical referral

Case Studies: Put Knowledge to Practice

  • Identify the root cause of impairment
    • Migraine vs. headache
    • Dizziness vs. vertigo
    • Meningitis vs herniated disc
    • Femur/tibia fracture vs. muscle strain/tendinitis
    • Anxiety/panic attack vs cardiovascular/cardiopulmonary disease
    • Peripheral vascular disease vs intermittent claudication
    • Hip flexor strain vs. abdominal infection
    • Abdominal aortic aneurysm vs. umbilical hernia
    • Shoulder/cervical muscle strain vs. hepatitis/cholecystitis
  • Bring your own cases to discuss! (please redact patient identifiers)

Faculty

Shaun Goulbourne, DHSc, PT, MTC, OCS, SCS, STC, CSCS, NSCA-PT, Osteopractic Diploma Related seminars and products: 4

Hart County Physical Therapy


Shaun Goulbourne, DHSc, PT, MTC, OCS, SCS, STC, CSCS, NSCA-PT, Osteopractic Diploma, is an expert in sports rehabilitation with over 20 years of experience guiding athletes to peak performance. His practice includes on- and off-site treatment of athletes, and he has extensive history playing and coaching competitive sports. Formerly an international basketball player, he serves as a coach with the Olympic Development Program for the United States Soccer Federation. In his spare time, he competes in marathons and full ironman events.

Dr. Goulbourne earned his Doctorate in health science with emphasis in orthopedics and sports medicine from the University of St. Augustine, and he holds numerous certifications in manual and sports therapy. He is a Sports Certified Specialist and Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy, is an osteopractor through the American Spinal Manipulation Institute, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and Personal Trainer with the NSCA.
 

Speaker Disclosures:


Financial: Shaun Goulbourne has an employment relationship with Intrepid USA. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Shaun Goulbourne is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.