The Evidence-Based Rotator Cuff Examination for the Practicing Clinician
1.00 1.00 EBP BOC CEU's to ATs nationally who complete this BOC Home Study Course.
COST: $ 49.99 - EXPIRATION DATE: 2020-12-31
The complex design of the glenohumeral joint which is comprised of multiple structures with varying orientations and attachments, makes it challenging to provide an accurate diagnosis in an injured shoulder. Adding to the The clinical shoulder examination Research has been scattered regarding the value of the shoulder examination for diagnosing rotator cuff injuries with information being simultaneously supportive and critical of similar components1-4. Of greater importance, a comprehensive approach has been advocated as the superior method of examination5,6. Although a comprehensive approach has been recommended, there is limited information regarding the individual effectiveness of the clinical history, range of motion assessment, manual muscle testing, and special testing in diagnosing rotator cuff injury. Practicing clinicians currently perform a comprehensive examination to varying degrees, comprised of a multitude of tests and maneuvers but there is no established set of core components for the examination of rotator cuff integrity. Thus, it would be beneficial for practicing clinicians to be provided a summary detailing the shoulder examination components that are ideal for making rotator cuff diagnoses per the literature as well as the effectiveness of the components from the perspective of clinical application. This session will present methods of conducting a shoulder examination specific for rotator cuff injury, interpretation of diagnostic evidence, which components and tests to use for selected shoulder conditions based on current evidence, and methods/barriers to incorporate evidence into clinical practice. Diagnostic accuracy statistics will be presented, how to interpret the diagnostic values and the use of evidence to improve clinical practice.
Recognize the aspects of the patient history which can assist clinicians with diagnosing rotator cuff injury
Recognize the range of motion assessments which have the best value for diagnosing rotator cuff injury
Recognize which manual muscle tests have the best value for diagnosing rotator cuff injury
Recognize the special tests that have the best clinical utility for diagnosing rotator cuff injury
Recall the definitions of diagnostic accuracy statistics (sensitivity, specificity, likelihood ratios, accuracy, and predictive values)
Taking This Course
This course consists of 4 lessons and a final exam.
Lesson 1: The Value of History for Rotator Cuff Diagnoses
Lesson 2: The Value of Motion and Muscle Testing Assessments
Lesson 3: The Non-Shoulder Shoulder Examination
Lesson 4: The Value of Special Testing for Rotator Cuff Diagnoses
The lessons consist of video with one comprehensive final examination. For the final exam, participants can take a maximum of 3 attempts to achieve a passing score of 80% or higher. Participants who achieve a passing score can print out a course certificate of completion. Participants who do not pass the final exam after 3 attempts will need to re-pay for and repeat the entire course to attempt to earn credit.
Student Registration and EKU ATEP Course Instructions
Participants will first have to register as a student by filling out and submitting a completed Innovative CEUs, LLC (ICEU) Student Registration Page. student registration page .
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Course Completion Information:
A. 14 days to start course
B. Once course started, 60 days to complete course
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To begin the course, just click on the CLICK TO START link next to the course. Once a course has been started, it will then be moved to the Courses in Process, where course lessons (videos) may be viewed and completed.
Complete the Course Final Exam. Once the exam is passed, the course will be posted to the student Completed Courses page.
Complete the End of Course Survey on the Completed Courses Page in order to generate the course completion certificate. Certificates are always available for all completed courses on Completed Courses Page.
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About the Instructor
Aaron Sciascia, PhD, ATC, PES
Aaron is an assistant professor at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) for the CAATE-accredited athletic training education program.
Aaron is an assistant professor at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) for the CAATE-accredited athletic training education program. Prior to arriving at EKU, Aaron spent 13 years as the coordinator of the Shoulder Center of Kentucky. He serves as adjunct faculty for Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and as an Orthopedic Research Specialist for Lexington Clinic’s department of Orthopedics-Sports Medicine. He received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree from the University of Delaware and a Master of Science in Kinesiology degree from the University of Kentucky. Aaron holds a graduate certificate in Clinical and Translational Science and has earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science, both from the University of Kentucky. He has been previously honored as Clinical Athletic Trainer of the Year and with the Award of Merit from the Kentucky Athletic Trainers’ Society and the Founders' Award from the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists (ASSET). Aaron has previously served ASSET as Communication Chair, Member-at-Large, and Secretary/Treasurer and is currently serving as President. He was recently elected as an Affiliate Member of the American Shoulder and Surgeons. Aaron has produced multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters related to function, evaluation, and treatment of the shoulder and speaks at various venues annually. He recently co-edited a textbook titled, Disorders of the Scapula and Their Role in Shoulder Injury and is serving as an associate editor for the International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training.