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Guides Sixth Impairment Training Workbook - Lower Extremities
The Guides Sixth Impairment Training Workbook- Lower Extremities is a learning tool to help evaluators understand the methodology and complexities of performing lower extremity impairment evaluations based on the lower extremities chapter in the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. Should you have questions regarding the content, please contact Janet Thron at janet.thron@ama-assn.org or 312-464-5124.
Guides Sixth Impairment Training Workbook- Lower Extremities
Release date: November 5, 2013
End
date: December 31, 2015

This CME activity is to accompany the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition.

Objectives

  1. Apply the new principles, methodology, and processes for evaluation of lower extremity impairments, as indicated in the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition. 
  2. Explain the transition and differences between the DRE method to the diagnosis-based impairment (DBI) as the new method for assessing and evaluating lower extremity conditions or illness. 
  3. Recognize the new criteria for differentiators, including functional assessments, and objective test results as measured in the clinical assessment of impairment evaluations. 
  4. Evaluate individual variation and treatment effects in assessment of the extremities.
  5. Demonstrate comprehension and ability to select the optimal diagnosis when more than one diagnosis can be used to describe a condition or illness.

Target Audience
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of impairment evaluators to assist in understanding how to calculate impairment based on the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition. The activity must be used in conjunction with the AMA Guides, Sixth Edition and therefore does not stand alone.

Statement of Need
The purpose of this activity is to provide users with a sampling of the appropriate use of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition. It is intended that participants have read the AMA Guides, Sixth Edition, Chapters One, Two, and Seventeen (Lower Extremities) to complete and effectively utilize this activity.

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies: medical knowledge and patient care.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will understand how to calculate impairments for the spine based on diagnosis, functional history, clinical studies, physical examination, and history of clinical presentation based on the principles presented in the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition.

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Receiving Your CME Credit
To claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, you must; 1) view the sample questions and answers in its entirety, 2) successfully complete the quiz by answering 40 out of 50 questions correctly and 3) complete the evaluation. 

CME Activity Planning Committee 
Nancy Baker - Manager, Books and Product Editorial Development and Production/AMA
Barry Bowlus - Former Senior Acquisitions Editor/AMA
Lauren Brody - Former Marketing Manager/AMA
Matthew Kremke - Director of Affinity Programs, AMA Solutions 

Authors
Marjorie Eskay-Auerbach, MD, JD  Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Private Practice: Spine Care and Forensic Medicine, PLLC, Tucson, Arizona,  Board of Directors, North American Spine Society, Burr Ridge, Illinois

James B. Talmage, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Private Practice: Occupational Health Center, Cookeville, Tennessee, Emergency Room Physician, Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Cookeville, Tennessee, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee

Disclosure Statement
In order to assure the highest quality of CME programming, and to comply with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, the AMA requires that all faculty and planning committee members disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial or proprietary entity producing health care goods or services relevant to the content being presented. We therefore obtain a completed disclosure and attestation form to inform the participant of any pertinent relationships disclosed, provided here.

These materials have been peer-reviewed to ensure the continued scientific accuracy and medical relevance of information presented and its independence from commercial bias. The AMA has control over all final content.
 

Hardware/software Requirements
Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher.
Web Browser: MS Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc. 
Browser Plug-in: Adobe Flash Player
PDF Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher.
 

Should you have questions regarding the content, please contact Janet Thron at janet.thron@ama-assn.org or 312-464-5124.

Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335.

 


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