After attending WOHC 2014, participants will be able to*:
- Apply the principles of EBM when making patient management decisions, particularly when an issue may not be specifically addressed in a guideline
- Evaluate the medical risk imposed in an aging workforce with comorbid medical conditions
- Explain some of the advantages and disadvantages of using performance metrics to drive improvements in occupational care
- Define ROI from wellness and disease management programs
- Define the scope, responsibilities and programs of the FMCSA Medical Program
- Diagnose common causes of lower extremity industrial injuries and disease processes
- Analyze the best scientific evidence on efficacy, effectiveness, and adverse effects of opioids for chronic, non-cancer pain
- Review various suturing techniques for wound repair; i.e. simple suturing, mattress sutures, subcuticular stitching, and advanced z-plasty (optional)
- List at least three initiatives undertaken by ACOEM to promote occupational medicine naturally
- Define workplace violence and what behaviors are components of this activity
*This is a partial list. Click here for a comprehensive list of all educational objectives for WOHC 2014.
Continuing Medical Education
WOEMA is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. WOEMA takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
WOEMA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit may also be applied to the CME Certification in Continuing Medical Education.
AAFP: Approval is pending for prescribed credit from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
AAPA: The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts Category 1 CME for completion of NCCPA certification maintenance and state regulatory requirements.
ABOHN: The American Board of Occupational Health Nurses recognizes Category 1 CME as applicable for the education requirement for certification by the ABOHN.
ABPM: Most sessions are eligible for ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit toward recertification with the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM).
AOA: This conference is eligible for Category 2-A credit from the American Osteopathic Association.
Nurses: The California Board of Registered Nursing recognizes Category 1 CME for license renewal purposes.
QME Credit: WOHC is a provider of continuing education credit for the Industrial Medical Council (IMC); this program counts for up to 12 hours of QME credit. Provider Number: 340