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Management of Common Hand, Wrist and Upper Limb Pathology in UC Setting

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Management of Common Hand, Wrist and Upper Limb Pathology in Urgent Care Setting

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded April 19, 2016

Course Description:

It has been estimated that 10 percent of all injuries presenting to an emergency department involve the hand and upper limb, which are the third leading cause of lost work. Finger lacerations often do not get the attention or follow-up they deserve and the layman's term "jammed finger," is very often the discharge diagnosis. It is important for urgent care providers to be well versed in assessing and possibly treating these common maladies. A simple review of the most common hand and upper limb injuries, allows patients to receive the most appropriate treatment.

Learning Objectives: 

    •Describe the pervasiveness of common hand and upper limb injuries.
    •List at least 3 common hand and shoulder injuries and their misdiagnoses.
    •Outline the components of a thorough hand and upper limb injury assessment from history to physical exam, imaging and testing.
    •Identify common hand and upper limb injuries and discuss the different forms of treatment needed for each.
    •Distinguishing severe hand and upper limb injuries from those which do not require a referral outside of the urgent care setting.

Faculty Bio:  Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS

Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS is a hand and upper extremity surgeon at Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Doral, Florida. Dr. Badia was educated at Cornell and NYU, trained in orthopedics at Bellevue Hospital/NYU Medical Center, a hand/microsurgery fellowship in Pittsburgh and trauma fellowship in Germany. Badia served as worldwide president of ISSPORTH and co-founded the world renowned Miami Anatomical Research and Training Center (M.A.R.C.) and the Surgery Center at Doral. After years of a successful medical career and a renowned international speaking legacy he saw a need for specialized orthopedic urgent care centers to immediately assess and treat a range of orthopedic and sports injuries and founded OrthoNOW®, the only orthopedic urgent care center franchise in the country. He serves as Medical Director of the franchise’s flagship location in Doral, Florida which has a team of orthopedic specialists on staff that treat broken bones, sprains, torn ligaments and muscles, sports and worker’s compensation injuries. Dr. Badia's commitment to the community runs deep as a generous donor and sponsor of injury prevention and health and wellness workshops at schools throughout South Florida. Lastly, he supports community based organizations such as the Special Olympics South Florida, for whom his team provided more than 600 free physicals to the students. In 2014, Dr. Badia was honored with a Legacy Award for his contributions to community and health care by the Doral Business Council, named a South Florida Business Journal Top 100 Power Leaders in Healthcare and Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leader by Diversity MBA Magazine. Additionally, OrthoNOW® was recognized as a 2014 “Top Ten Franchise Opportunity” in healthcare by Entrepreneur Magazine and has been recognized worldwide by the sector and media including features in Franchise Times, Orthopedics This Week, South Florida Business Journal, Franchise USA Magazine and the Miami Herald.

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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