Is My Employee’s Arthritis Pre-Existing or Not? [39.15]
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

   Chris McCarthy, hand and microsurgeon, Hand and Microsurgery Associates

Track: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Secondary Track: Human Resources
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels

Arthritis is an extremely common ailment in the public and work environment. It is often difficult for human resources personnel to distinguish what is work-related and what is pre-existing. The presenter discusses the different types of arthritis and helps the audience to distinguish what may be pre-existing and what is work-related. He also discusses different treatment options for these employees.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain different types of arthritis.
2. Discuss symptoms and onset of arthritis.
3. Identify job functions and their relationship to arthritis.
4. Discuss how to distinguish pre-existing arthritis versus arthritis caused on the job.
5. Summarize the compare and contrast of treatment options.

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  HRCI: 1
  CCM: 1
  CRC: 1
  RN: 1
  CDMS: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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