In correctional medicine our role is not merely to diagnose and treat patients, but also to educate them about their chronic conditions. This discussion will focus on common occupational medicine topics including orthopedic, dermatologic, and pulmonary complaints that are likely to arise among incarcerated patients as a result of their jobs before and during incarceration. Techniques to keep patients working and enjoying their work will be emphasized.
- Review common orthopedic complaints in workers' compensation cases
- Discuss common dermatologic and pulmonary complaints in workers' compensation cases
- Examine documentation techniques that can benefit the patient and the employer