HealthEast Orthopedic Academy Symposium Handouts

September 6, 2018
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Woodwinds Health Campus - Auditorium A, B, and C

Conference objectives and handouts

Humerus and Femur Fractures, Nuances of Operative and Non-Operative Management

Erik Lund, M.D.
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Objectives:
  1. Delineate the spectrum of humerus fractures, their typical characteristics, patient demographics, indicated treatment options, and expected life after fracture.
  2. Delineate the spectrum of femur fractures, their typical characteristics, patient demographics, indicated treatment options, and expected life after fracture.

Pain and Opiod Use

Christina Wiekamp, APRN, CNS-BC, ACHPN, HealthEast
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Objectives:
  1. To state 4 diet and lifestyle modifications that can be employed in a non-pharmacologic approach to pain management.
  2. To develop confidence in non-opioid strategies that maximizes acute pain management while minimizing opioid burden.
  3. To identify integrative therapies and their use for managing pain.
  4. Explain how the opioid epidemic has impacted and burdened our healthcare system while discussing risks of opioid medications. 

Balance: Decreasing Fall Risk

Jennifer Bell, Physical Therapist
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Objectives:

  1. Identify factors that increase risk of falling
  2. Understand the role of the musculoskeletal, neurological, and vestibular systems in balance
  3. Understand how to screen for falls risk 
  4. Understand how to improve balance 

Integrative Services/Meditation and Mindfulness

Stacy Miorana, RN, HNB-BC, RYT, HealthEast Integrative Services
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Objectives:
  1. Articulate the definition of mindfulness, as well as the definition of meditation. 
  2. Identify benefits of practicing both mindfulness and meditation on a regular basis. 
  3. Implement practical mindfulness exercises and meditation exercises into their daily life.

Infection in Total Joint Patients

Kristoffer Breien, MD
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Objectives:
  1. Identify different type of surgical site infections after total joint arthroplasty and the classification thereof. Also how classification dictated treatment.
  2. Identify and understand clinical characteristics and associated diagnostic studies of deep infection around total joint arthroplasty
  3. Understand rationale for treatment and best treatment options for deep infection around total joint arthroplasty

Care of the Outpatient TKA Patient – A Pilot Program

Abby Mohr, PA-C and Becky McCathie, MEd, ATC
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Objectives:
  1. Understand the rationale for Medicare’s decision to remove total knee arthroplasty from the Inpatient-Only list.
  2. Learn how to identify appropriate Medicare patients for a hospital-based outpatient total knee arthroplasty.