This course requires approximately 3 hours to complete. Completion of course evaluation and passing the post-test with a minimum score of 80% is required to receive CEU’s and certificate of completion
This course describes techniques and methods for evaluating injuries to the hand. Topics include evaluating range of motion with assessment of the impact of tendon, joint or soft tissue complications. Strength testing, evaluation of edema, tests of sensation and tests of coordination are also reviewed. Special tests for specific diagnosis such as DeQuervain’s and Thoracic outlet Syndrome are also described.
Upon completion the participant will be able to
- Differentiate the tools needed to evaluate ROM of the wrist, fingers, and thumb
- Recognize what questions to include when taking an oral history of the injury or condition.
- List the methods used to evaluate edema
- List grip testing criteria using standard testing protocol
- List tests used to evaluate sensory function in the hand
- Identify tests used to diagnose specific, common diagnoses.
- Recognize how various complications affect ROM measurements
- Identify the testing criteria for monofilament sensory testing
- List tests that are used to evaluate hand function
- Recognize the value of utilizing the rapid grip and 5 position grip tests
This certificate will offer .3 CEU’s
Cancellation by the participant will be refunded 75% within 2 weeks following registration if the course was not viewed and no certificate was issued. If technical difficulties on the part of CSE prevent completion of the course, a full refund will be issued. No refund will be issued once the course has been viewed by participant.