Live Seminar

Injury Claims: Anatomy & Physiology Made Simple

Seminar

Date:

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

78409ER

Location:

Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35

549 South Rock Road

Wichita, KS 67207

$349.00

$339 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • KS CLE - 7.00

Other

  • Insurance - 6.00

Program Description

Gain Added Insight When Researching Injury Claims

You know the law to a tee, but when it comes to the medical aspects of injuries and treatment, are you at a loss? Don't miss this opportunity to augment your legal knowledge with an anatomy primer straight from an occupational orthopaedic physician and a legal nurse consultant. Focusing on the body parts that bring the most injury claims each year, we'll examine each part's anatomy, common injuries sustained, what to look for in medical records and diagnostic test results, and common treatment options. You'll be surprised at the added insight you'll gain on your injury cases. Register today!

  • Find out what you need to know regarding IME's.
  • Get answers from an occupational orthopaedic physician on treatment questions you've always wanted to ask.
  • Learn anatomy fundamentals to gain a better understanding of common injuries sustained and the medical treatment required.
  • Examine how injuries are designated as "new injury" vs. "recurrence" vs. "aggravation of injury."
  • Recognize the difference between a pre-existing condition and an acute injury in medical records.
  • Find out which body parts can be injured in "low impact" accidents.
  • Understand how cumulative trauma injuries occur and are treated.
  • Decipher the key information that medical records and diagnostic tests can reveal.
  • Adeptly use medical terminology when discussing injuries with treating physicians and other medical experts.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level course is designed for attorneys (personal injury, insurance, workers' compensation, disability) and other legal professionals who would like a better understanding of their cases' medical aspects. Others who may benefit include: insurance claims managers, workers' compensation managers and human resource managers.

Course Content

  1. IME's, Medical Terminology and Documentation Primer
  2. Back and Neck Injuries
  3. Shoulder Injuries
  4. Hand and Wrist Injuries
  5. Head Injuries

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 7.00

Insurance – Insurance: 6.00 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. IME's, Medical Terminology and Documentation Primer
    9:00 - 10:15, Jennifer L. Gallaway
    1. Purposes of Medical Examinations in the Legal Process
    2. Doctor's Perspective as Treating vs. as Examining Physician
    3. What Doctor is Asked to do in an IME
    4. Whether "IME" is Really Independent
    5. Objective vs. Subjective Symptoms in Medical Records
    6. Deciphering Common Medical Terminology and Acronyms
    7. What Medical Records and Hospital Charts Can Tell You
    8. Comprehending X-Rays, MRIs, CT Scans and Other Diagnostic Test Results
  2. Back and Neck Injuries
    10:30 - 11:45, Christopher J. Shepard
    1. Anatomy of the Spine
    2. Types of Injuries: How Trauma Occurs and How it Affects Function
    3. What to Look for in Medical Records and Diagnostic Tests (and Their Limitations)
    4. New Injury vs. Recurrence vs. Aggravation of Injury; Acute Injury vs. Pre-Existing Condition
    5. Common Medical Treatment
    6. Q&A
  3. Shoulder Injuries
    12:45 - 1:55, Dr. J. Mark Melhorn
    1. Anatomy of the Shoulder
    2. Types of Injuries: How Trauma Occurs and How it Affects Function
    3. What to Look for in Medical Records and Diagnostic Tests (and Their Limitations)
    4. New Injury vs. Recurrence vs. Aggravation of Injury; Acute Injury vs. Pre-Existing Condition
    5. Common Medical Treatment
    6. Q&A
  4. Hand and Wrist Injuries
    1:55 - 3:00, Dr. J. Mark Melhorn
    1. Anatomy of Hand and Wrist
    2. Types of Injuries: How Trauma Occurs and How it Affects Function
    3. What to Look for in Medical Records and Diagnostic Tests (and Their Limitations)
    4. New Injury vs. Recurrence vs. Aggravation of Injury; Acute Injury vs. Pre-Existing Condition
    5. Common Medical Treatment
    6. Q&A
  5. Head Injuries
    3:15 - 4:30, Christopher J. Shepard
    1. Anatomy of the Brain
    2. Types of Injuries: How Trauma Occurs and How it Affects Function
    3. What to Look for in Medical Records and Diagnostic Tests (and Their Limitations)
    4. Common Medical Treatment
    5. Q&A

JENNIFER L. GALLAWAY is a legal nurse with Gallaway and Associates Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC. Ms. Gallaway's experience includes Wichita Clinic Surgery Center (2006-present), Via Christi St. Francis Hospital (2002-2006), and expert testimony experience. She received her certified legal nurse consultant (CLNC) certification from the Vickie Milazzo Institute. Ms. Gallaway is a member of the National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants. She earned her B.S. degree from Wichita State University and her Associates of Arts degree from Hutchinson Community College.

DR. J. MARK MELHORN, MD, FAAOS, FIAIME, FACOEM, FACS, is an occupational orthopaedic physician with The Hand Center, where he specializes in the hands and upper extremities. He is currently a clinical associate professor, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita. Dr. Melhorn is the program director for the AAOS Annual CME on workers' compensation. He is also the editor for AMA Guidesâ„¢ to the Evaluation of Work Ability and Return to Work, AMA Guides™ to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation, and was the lead author for the "Upper Extremity Chapter" in the 6th Edition of the AMA Guides™ to Impairment. Dr. Melhorn received his M.D. degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

CHRISTOPHER J. SHEPARD is a partner with Watkins Calcara, Chtd. Mr. Shepard focuses his practice on workers' compensation, employer-employee relations, business disputes and general litigation. He has represented clients - including individuals, small and large businesses, and national insurance companies alike - in hundreds of formal court proceedings in numerous venues throughout the entire state of Kansas. Mr. Shepard is a member of the Barton County, Ellis County, Kansas, and American (Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section, Dispute Resolution Section, and Labor and Employment Law Section) bar associations. He received his B.A. degree from Baker University, followed by earning his J.D. degree from the University of Kansas. Mr. Shepard is admitted to practice in Kansas and the United States District Court of Kansas.

Please refer to Continuing Education Credit FAQ for general information about seeking credit for your participation in one of our continuing education programs.

Additionally, our team of credit specialists are here to answer your specific credit-related questions weekdays 7am - 5pm Central:

Phone: 866-240-1890

Email: credit@nbi-sems.com

Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

KS CLE: 7.00
Approved by the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for 7.0 hours of continuing legal education credit, which includes 0.0 hour of ethics and professionalism credit.


Insurance

KS INS: 6.00 Includes - General Insurance: 6.00
Approved by the Kansas Insurance Department for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit for insurance professionals in the category(ies) of 6.0-General Insurance.


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