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Finger Tendon Injuries in the Urgent Care Clinic

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Finger Tendon Injuries in the Urgent Care Clinic
1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation


Recorded April 18, 2016

Course Description:

This course enhances urgent care providers' skills to recognize and provide acute care treatment of finger tendon injuries. The focus is on Boutonniere deformity, Swan Neck injuries, Trigger finger, Mallet finger, and Jersey finger injuries. "Fight-bite" injuries, injection injuries, and the appropriate acute care treatment for these injuries are also discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize pertinent anatomy of the Hand and Fingers
  • Develop Appropriate skills in the assessment/treatment of Hand/Finger Extensor Tendon Injuries
  • Develop appropriate skills in the assessment/treatment of Hand/Finger Flexor Tendon Injuries
  • Develop appropriate skills in the assessment and treatment of Bite wounds to the Fingers
  • Develop essential skills for radiographic assessment of finger injuries

Faculty Bio:  Tom Gocke, MS, ATC, PA-C, DFAAPA

Tom Gocke is a Physician Assistant and Athletic Trainer who completed his undergraduate education at West Virginia University. He earned Master’s degrees from the University of Arizona and the Physician Assistant Program at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Tom has earned the designation of distinguished Fellow-member in the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Tom is the President & Founder of Orthopaedic Educational Services, Inc. He is the PA course director for the PA’s Guide to the Musculoskeletal Galaxy. Tom has special interests in orthopaedic evaluation, orthopaedic x-ray review, sports injuries, orthopaedic trauma and education related activities for orthopaedic injuries..
Credit Information:


Designation Statement
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase.

Urgent Care Management Certificate 


Submitting for Credit:  

If you would like to submit for either of the credit above, once you complete the activity you must submit for credit you will need to complete the 5 question exam.  You must answer 3 out of 5 correctly to receive credit.  Your credit will be placed in your profile under Professional Development or click on "My Credits".  Email with questions.  

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