The purpose of the University of Tennessee Arthritis Case Manager Course is to improve the care and quality of life of dogs with osteoarthritis by having a designated case manager to help guide treatment and communicate with the owner. Osteoarthritis is a common and significant condition; approximately 20% of all adult dogs are afflicted. This course is designed to help identify dogs with this debilitating disease earlier to allow treatment designed to improve clinical function and extend quality of life. This program embraces the multimodal treatment of arthritis and provides an evidence-based approach to treatment options. Further, this course embraces the team approach to osteoarthritis, recognizing the valuable roles of the veterinarian, veterinary technician, and owner in managing each case. In particular, veterinary technicians play a major role in managing these chronic patients for their lifetime. They interact with veterinarians and owners to be certain that patients are receiving optimal treatment and owners are informed and educated about the treatment options for their pets and receive appropriate follow-up care. Treatment compliance and appropriate care of patients are most effective when clients receive appropriate education and regular communication from their pet's case manager. Veterinary technicians will be uniquely equipped to perform these functions upon successful completion of this course.
- Build your business
- Improve the quality of life for your patients
- Earn a certificate for your practice in osteoarthritis case management
|Instructor(s)||Darryl Millis, Michelle Tilghman|
After completion of this program, participants will understand the basic pathophysiology of osteoarthritis, common conditions causing osteoarthritis, examination of the arthritic patient, and various treatment options for osteoarthritis and their application to clinical patients.
Why enroll in the Osteoarthritis Case Manager Certificate Program?
There is more to managing Canine Ostroarthritis than prescribing medications after the dog is disabled. This course will help you and your staff to recognize OA early and to effectively provide pre-emptive care and treatment for dogs in all stages of OA. The course will cover the entire spectrum of OA Case Management from maximizing the effectiveness of business practices, correct utilization of the veterinary technician in case management applications, and exploration and application of the most common treatment modalities using the multimodal approach.
Our objective is to educate the entire staff in this comprehensive program to help animals maintain activity throughout the entire cycle of their lives. Graduates of the course will strengthen this new approach to canine OA care by sharing their knowledge of comprehensive canine OA treatment with their colleagues and the animal's owners.
RACE Program Approval
Program Number: 120-17059
Number of Hours of CE:
The textbook for this course is "Multimodal Management of canine Osteoarthitis" by Steven M. Fox, MS, DVM, MBA PhD and Darryl Millis DVM, PC, DACVS. A single copy of the text book is provided with each individual or clinical enrollment in the Osteoarthritis Case Managers certificate program. If you would like additional copies, Click Here to add them to your cart. (Please Note: The single copy of this text book is not included when you take it as "Canine V - Elective" for the CCRP Certificate Program.)
The Osteoarthritis Case Manager Program falls under
The University of Tennessee College of Outreach and Continuing Education
and is administered by Northeast Seminars.