Common Orthopedic Concerns in Primary Care
Common musculoskeletal primary care complaints involve low back, hip, shoulder, or knee pain. In this session, the learner will develop a greater understanding and confidence in discerning between common differential diagnoses for these regional musculoskeletal pain complaints. Additionally, the learner will be able to formulate an initial treatment approach to these common primary care musculoskeletal conditions.
Credits: 1.50 contact hours; 0.25 are pharmacology
After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
- List the elements of the history that differentiate between various common MSK causes of regional pain
- Describe the distinguishing features found on examination for various common MSK causes of regional pain
- List the key treatments for common MSK causes of regional pain
Michael E. Zychowicz, DNP, ANP, ONP, FAAN, FAANP
Professor & Lead Faculty, Orthopedic NP Specialty
Duke University School of Nursing
Michael E. Zychowicz, DNP is a Professor at Duke University School of Nursing. Dr. Zychowicz has built a 20-year career in orthopedics as both a clinician, educator, and scholar. He leads the only Orthopedic NP graduate educational program at Duke University. Dr. Zychowicz is board certified as both an Adult NP and Orthopedic NP. Dr. Zychowicz is the author of several musculoskeletal book chapters and journal articles. He frequently presents on various musculoskeletal topics at national and international conferences.
Obtain Your Credits
To earn credits for this activity, you must complete all course components in the following order: 1) watch the course presentation video; 2) complete the course evaluation; 3) pass the post-test with a score of 2/3 (66.7%) or higher. You may retake the post-test until a passing score is achieved, at which point you will be able to view/print a copy of your certificate of completion. This online certificate will also be saved within your profile dashboard transcript for future access.
NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.50 contact hours, of which 0.25 is pharmacology credit. Participants should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
In addition to ANCC, NPACE is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by: the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP8720 and Florida CE Broker #50-1476.
Contributing faculty, Michael Zychowicz, DNP, ANP, ONP, FAAN, FAANP, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
All planners and contributors involved in this educational activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
The material presented in this continuing education program is being made available for educational purposes only and is not intended to represent the best or only methods, medications and/or guidelines appropriate for the medical situation discussed. Rather the material is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the presenter(s), which may be helpful, or of interest to other practitioners and should not be used by clinicians without the evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. NPACE disclaims any liability, loss, injury, or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any information given in a presentation.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may mention the uses of products that are not approved by the FDA for the indication(s) being discussed. The presenter(s) are instructed to notify participants when they are discussing unapproved uses or investigational agents. The opinions related to unapproved uses of products are solely those of the presenter(s) and are not endorsed or recommended by NPACE. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
There is no commercial support for this activity.