The Hand: Fundamentals of Therapy: Module 1

The Hand: Fundamentals of Therapy: Module 1
The Hand: Fundamentals of Therapy: Module 1
SKU: 707

By Judith Boscheinen-Morrin, Dip. OT, MAAOT, MAHTA and W. Bruce Conolly, AM, FRACS, FRCS, FACS

This course is offered in cooperation with Elsevier Science and utilizes the textbook, "The Hand: Fundamentals of Therapy"by Judith Boscheinen-Morrin, Dip. OT, MAAOT, MAHTA and W. Bruce Conolly, AM, FRACS, FRCS, FACS. This course discusses many common diagnoses associated with the hand, surgical interventions, therapy assessment and treatment, splinting techniques and post-operative treatments.

Module 1 covers hand assessment, treatment principles and tools, flexor tendon disorders, extensor tendon disorders, peripheral nerve injuries, tendon transfers and peripheral nerve entrapment disorders.

Module 2 covers hand assessment, treatment principles and tools, conditions of the wrist and finger tendons, Dupuytren's contracture, fractures of the hand, joint injuries of the fingers and thumb and wrist disorders

Module 3 covers hand assessment, treatment principles and tools, digital and partial hand amputations, arthritic hand disorders, complex hand injuries, microvascular free tissue transfers, burn injuries and chronic regional pain syndrome.

243 total pages in entire textbook.

Course Length: 7.0 contact hours

Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate

This package contains the required reading and test materials for Module 1 only.


The Hand: Fundamentals of Therapy: Module 1

Course Goals and Objectives:

BEHAVIORAL OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. List 11 things to assess visually during a hand evaluation

2. Describe the 3 phases of wound healing

3. Describe 3 treatment goals during the inflammatory phase of wound healing

4. Describe 4 uses of Coban wrap in hand therapy

5. Describe the 2 most important biomechanics pulleys of the hand

6. Identify the 5 zones of flexor tendon repair

7. Describe 4 aims of therapy for a patient with a flexor tendon repair

8. Describe a treatment protocol for a postoperative flexor tendon repair

9. List 4 early signs of synovitis

10. Describe the 6 dorsal compartments of the hand and the musculature associated with each compartment

11. Describe the 9 zones of extensor tendon injury

12. Describe a treatment protocol for a postoperative extensor tendon repair

13. Identify the 3 layers of connective tissue surrounding nerve fibers

14. Identify 3 levels of nerve injury

15. Identify 5 factors affecting nerve regeneration

16. Identify the muscles affected in a low and high median nerve lesion.

17. Identify the muscles affected in a low and high ulnar nerve lesion.

18. Identify the muscles affected in a radial nerve lesion.

19. Describe a treatment plan for a postoperative tendon transfer for median, ulnar and radial nerve lesions.

20. Describe 3 causes of nerve compression

21. Describe the contents of the carpal tunnel

22. Describe a treatment program for a postoperative median nerve decompression.

23. List 3 syndromes resulting from medial nerve compression

24. Describe a treatment program for a postoperative ulnar nerve decompression

25. List 2 syndromes that can be present with radial nerve compression.

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