15 Modules of Case-based Learning
- Understand the disease process
- Enhance MSK & Neuro exam skills
- Improve knowledge of analgesics
- Understand available modalities
- Utilize the multimodal approach
Canine Arthritis Management Practitioner is an online modular program consisting of 15 modules.
Each module contains an audio-recorded PowerPoint presentation (video lecture) and a multiple-choice quiz, as well as the following:
- External links to further learning through past CAM interviews with key industry experts.
- Relevant open access papers.
- Downloadable and web-based educational and support resources accessible by pet owners.
- Downloadable and web-based resources available to vet professionals/vet practices.
- Owner education resources available to vet practices.
At the end of the course, attendees must complete a 50-question multiple-choice final exam encompassing all the topics included within the course.
Please Note: Measures are in place to ensure full participation and completion of the video lectures and multiple-choice quizzes.
- You must progress through the lectures in order and are required to complete all course components before receiving a certificate of completion.
- All recorded video lectures must be viewed to at least 90% completion in order to advance.
- At the end of each module you must pass with a grade of 85% or greater in order to progress to the next module.
- Final exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and you must pass with a grade of 85% or greater in order to receive the certificate of completion.
This Canine Arthritis Management Practitioner course will provide the veterinary professional with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to successfully manage OA in their patients. Through case-based learning, students will be given an in-depth look at the identification, diagnosis, and multimodal management of the disease, as well as palliative/end of life care considerations. Emphasis is placed on following an evidence-based multimodal approach to management, with consideration of the biopsychosocial care model and focus on improving client compliance through enhanced communication and owner education. The course is designed to allow the veterinarian or veterinary technician to immediately incorporate their new understanding into their professional role.
Participant must be a Veterinarian, Veterinary Technician, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist or an actively enrolled student in one these fields.
Module 1: Welcome to Canine Arthritis Management Practitioner (CAMP) (7:12)
- Module 1 gives a brief introduction to Canine Arthritis Management (CAM), the program presenter, Hannah Capon, and the course, with an overview of the various resources available through CAM to both veterinary professionals and pet owners.
Module 2: A Fresh Look at Pain in Practice (48:35)
- Module 2 explores the etiology of osteoarthritic pain, including the differences between adaptive and maladaptive pain and a discussion of peripheral and central sensitization, as well as examining the prevalence of osteoarthritis in both the canine and feline species.
Module 3: The Impact of Osteoarthritis (63:46)
- Module 3 provides a thorough discussion of the biochemical, biomechanical, and morphological changes associated with osteoarthritis, exploring both the local and global In addition, the importance of objective monitoring during long-term management is emphasized, with an overview of the monitoring tools currently available.
Module 4: Clinical Assessment of the MSK Chronic Pain Patient (85:39)
- Module 4 examines the process of diagnosing OA, including obtaining a good history, static and dynamic observation of the patient, palpation, neurological, soft tissue, and orthopedic assessments, and diagnostic imaging.
Module 5: A Rational Approach to Analgesics Used in OA (63:03)
- Module 5 explores pain and the various pain pathways in greater detail, in the context of analgesics currently available to treat osteoarthritic pain. Case-based examples are utilized to examine polypharmacy and the appropriate use of medication to treat the different types of osteoarthritic pain.
Module 6: Further Interventions to Manage OA (21:50)
- Module 6 examines the role of home environment and lifestyle adaptations in OA management through case-based examples and encourages the practitioner to consider all aspects of the patient’s lifestyle in managing the disease.
Module 7: Weight Control & OA (18:48)
- Module 7 discusses the mechanical, biochemical, and biomechanical effects of excess weight, its impact with regard to osteoarthritis, and the formulation of a successful weight loss plan.
Module 8: Complementary Therapies & OA (52:35)
- Module 8 clarifies the role of integrative therapies in an evidence-based multimodal management plan, emphasizing the multidisciplinary team approach to management and discussing the various modalities available such as physiotherapy/rehab, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, laser therapy, etc.
Module 9: Supplements & OA (42:38)
- Module 9 examines nutraceuticals and their use as part of an OA management plan from the vantage point of evidence-led veterinary medicine, discussing the scientific evidence of the various ingredients most commonly used in nutraceutical products and providing the vet professional with advice regarding discussing nutraceuticals with pet owners.
Module 10: Injectables & Intra-articulars (16:37)
- Module 10 explores the injectable and intra-articular products, such as PRP, stem cells, hyaluronic acid, etc., that are currently available for integration into a multimodal management plan, looking at the scientific evidence of each and discussing their individual mechanisms of action.
Module 11: Surgery & OA (5:47)
- Module 11 provides a brief overview of the surgical interventions available for OA and where they may fit into a patient’s management plan.
Module 12: Feline Osteoarthritis (61:23)
- Module 12 is dedicated to discussing feline osteoarthritis and its identification, diagnosis, and long-term management, including pharmaceutical interventions, home and lifestyle adaptations, and integrative therapies.
Module 13: The Importance of Owner Engagement (53:50)
- Module 13 highlights the importance of open, empathetic communication with pet owners and outlines strategies for improving owner compliance, including utilization of the biopsychosocial approach, enhancement of owner education, and the incorporation of successful strategies used in other healthcare professions.
Module 14: End of Life Care (37:35)
- Module 14 covers palliative/end of life care, examining welfare considerations, quality of life determination, end of life conversations with pet owners, and the grieving
Module 15: Osteoarthritis Management Revision (11:02)
- Module 15 is a brief review of the main concepts covered in the course, including osteoarthritic pain and its local and global impacts on the patient, with a final emphasis on following a structured, evidence-based, multimodal approach when managing OA
RACE Program Approval Number: 20-916135
Number of Hours of CE: 11.5
- Veterinarians: 11.5 hours
- Veterinary Technicians: 11.5 hours
- Certificates of Attendance can be printed once testing is completed with a passing grade. You can then print your certificate from home.
- Northeast Seminars is recognized by the RACE to offer continuing education for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians.
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