Occupational Medicine: Workers Compensation Best Practices
1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation
Recorded April 18, 2016
The epidemiology of work injuries is discussed to illustrate the similarity between work injuries and injuries that normally present to urgent care clinics. The program elements that lead to successful management of work injuries is also discussed in detail. Employer expectations regarding injury care is explained to orient urgent care staff to recognize the intricacies involved in providing workers' compensation care.
- Understand the employer’s concerns regarding work injuries and illness
- Describe the most common type of work injuries
- Recognize the importance of timely access to good clinical care
- Realize the importance of the patient’s history regarding the work injury to establish a correct etiology
- Recognize the importance of the work status reports describing modified duty for the injured worker
- Create awareness regarding other necessary ancillary services required when offering work injury care such as drug and alcohol testing, DOT physicals, pre placement exams, medical surveillance exams, wellness, etc.
Faculty Bio: Donald Herip, MD, MPH, FACOEM
DONALD S. HERIP, MD, MPH, FACOEM Medical Director of Urgent Care and Occupational Health Baptist Medical Group 9400 University Parkway Pensacola, FL 32514 Introduction In October 2014 Dr. Herip assumed his present position as the Medical Director of Urgent Care and Occupational Health at The Baptist Medical Group in Pensacola, FL. Previously Dr. Herip served in the US Navy and retired in 2004 to assume a position as the Medical Director of Corporate Health Services at Palomar Health in San Diego, CA. Training His previous residency training in Occupational Medicine and Preventive Medicine was obtained at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. His Family Medicine residency was completed at The Naval Hospital in Pensacola, FL. Board certifications: Occupational Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Family Practice Presentations He has delivered numerous presentations and authored several publications regarding work injuries and illness. Some of his special interests include reducing workers compensation costs, health promotion and wellness, drug screening, travel medicine, and infectious diseases.
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