presented by Jennifer T. Dodson
Financial: Jennifer Dodson receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Jennifer Dodson has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Jennifer T. Dodson, OTR/L, CHT
Jennifer graduated from the Florida International University occupational therapy program in 1998. She has been practicing outpatient rehabilitation in Jacksonville, Florida, ever since. In 2002, she was honored to be chosen as a fellow for the Evelyn Mackin Hand Therapy Fellowship at the Philadelphia Hand Center. She became a certified hand therapist in 2004. Part…Read full bio
1. Review of the Wound Healing Process as It Relates to Complex Injuries
It is vital that therapists possess an understanding of the wound healing process when evaluating patients with complex injuries. This chapter will review the stages of wound healing in relation to various structures involved in complex elbow injuries.
2. Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Elbow
A brief review of anatomy and biomechanical studies will be presented to increase understanding of each structure that may be involved in the injury begin treated. Addressing noninvolved structures will also be addressed to prevent unnecessary joint contractures and muscle weak-ness that can further limit occupational performance.
3. Special Considerations When Evaluating Complex Elbow Injuries
The IHI Triple Aim of health care and the roles that occupational and physical therapists play in achieving this is discussed. Health literacy will be introduced and explored in regard to performing a holistic evaluation of the patient. This emerging topic and its impact on therapeutic outcomes will be discussed.