AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Work Ability and Return to Work

Author: James B. Talmage,J. Mark Melhorn,Mark H. Hyman

Publisher: Amer Medical Assn

ISBN: 9781603595308

Category: Medical

Page: 510

View: 7055


"This book will help the reader think through helping patients with return-to-work decisions when persisting symptoms and problems from illness or injury make work difficult"--Provided by publisher.

AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation

Author: J. Mark Melhorn,James B. Talmage,William E. Ackerman (III),Mark H. Hyman

Publisher: Amer Medical Assn

ISBN: 9781603598682

Category: Medical

Page: 792

View: 4428


"The second edition of AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation is dedicated to updating the science, expanding the focus, and including additional perspectives to improve the understanding of causation, which will eventually improve the treatment outcomes for the injured worker as they stay-at-home or return-to-work"--Provided by publisher.

Guide to the Evaluation of Functional Ability

How to Request, Interpret, and Apply Functional Capacity Evaluations

Author: Elizabeth Genovese,Jill S. Galper

Publisher: Amer Medical Assn

ISBN: 9781603590013

Category: Medical

Page: 530

View: 2255


"Assists in understanding the components used in functional assesment and their use in postoffer testing, work-injury management, and evaluation of patients with chronic pain"--Provided by publisher.

A Physician's Guide to Return to Work

Author: James B. Talmage,J. Mark Melhorn

Publisher: Amer Medical Assn


Category: Medical

Page: 356

View: 5965


Finally a guide book to help primary care physicians and care providers navigate return-to-work issues. This needed reference is written from the healthcare provider's point of view combining the science with the art of medicine. A Physician's Guide to Return to Work teaches physicians and health care providers how to think through the issues of "risk", "capacity" and "tolerance" when negotiating return-to-work and stay-at-work issues with patients. Highlights of this resource include: A concise compilation of current data The most common questions faced by physicians, insurers, attorneys, employers and workers' compensation managers and answered based on the most current science available Written by practicing physicians and legal experts who regularly face return-to-work issues Delves into the practical aspects of evidence-based medicine, causation analysis, functional capacity evaluations and the legal aspects of return-to-work decision making Ways primary care physicians can help patients negotiate return-to-work decisions Discusses the implications of medication, driving and work The health consequences of unemployment Step-by-step information about specific body systems Specific examples and case studies Tables and charts from the most current edition of The Medical Disability Advisor

Musculoskeletal, Sports and Occupational Medicine

Author: William Micheo, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781617050077

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 4596


Musculoskeletal, Sports, and Occupational Medicine: Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference provides the core knowledge the busy practitioner needs to deliver top-notch rehabilitative care to patients with musculoskeletal, sports, or occupational injuries. Covering 107 alphabetically arranged topics from Achilles Tendinopathy to Whiplash, this nuts and bolts resource is designed to provide concise and accurate information. The book begins with a template for evaluating a patient with musculoskeletal injury, and covers the full gamut of conditions and sequelae commonly seen by practitioners dealing with bone, joint, and soft tissue problems in athletes, injured workers, and individuals of any age with musculoskeletal issues. Every entry is standardized for quick look-up in the office or clinic, and features description, etiology, risk factors, clinical features, natural history, diagnosis, red flags, treatment, prognosis, helpful hints and suggested readings. Every entry is standardized for quick look-up in the office or clinic, and features description, etiology, risk factors, clinical features, natural history, diagnosis, red flags, treatment, prognosis, helpful hints, and suggested readings.All Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Referencetitles offer: Consistent Approach and Organization: at-a-glance outline format allows readers to find the facts quickly Concise Coverage: of must-know information broken down into easy-to-locate topics Fast Answers to Clinical Questions: diagnostic and management criteria for problems commonly encountered in daily practice Hands-on Practical Guidance: for all types of interventions and therapies Multi-Specialty Perspective: ensures that issues of relevance to all rehabilitation team members are addressed

Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders

Author: Nortin M. Hadler

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781749220

Category: Medical

Page: 339

View: 9528


This standard-setting book is known for its practical approach to the assessment, management, and counseling of patients with regional musculoskeletal disorders resulting in occupational incapacity. The approach is supported by a display of the relevant science and the author’s philosophy in approaching uncertainties and discrepancies. The Third Edition offers discussions of the current approach to the diagnosis and management of fibromyalgia and its sister functional somatic syndromes. Recent scientific studies explore the treatment of regional musculoskeletal disorders when such a sufferer feels compelled to seek care from a physician, surgeon or "alternative" provider. Dr. Hadler has pioneered an understanding of the interfaces between statutory recourse for disabling regional musculoskeletal disorders and the patient and physician. Witty and persuasive, Hadler’s text is grounded in sound, scientific principles and has been recommended by ACOEM, JAMA, JBJS, and others.

Handbook of Work Disability

Prevention and Management

Author: Patrick Loisel,Johannes Anema

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461462142

Category: Medical

Page: 513

View: 5435


​This book addresses the developing field of Work Disability Prevention. Work disability does not only involve occupational disorders originating from the work or at the workplace, but addresses work absenteeism originating from any disorder or accident. This topic has become of primary importance due to the huge compensation costs and health issues involved. For employers it is a unique burden and in many countries compensation is not even linked to the cause of the disorder. In the past twenty years, studies have accumulated which emphasize the social causes of work disability. Governments and NGOs such as the World Bank, the International Labor Organization, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development have produced alarming reports on the extent of this problem for developed and developing countries. However, no comprehensive book is presently available to help them address this emerging field where new knowledge should induce new ways of management.​

The Practical Guide to Range of Motion Assessment

Author: John J. Gerhardt,Linda Cocchiarella,Randall D. Lea,American Medical Association

Publisher: Amer Medical Assn

ISBN: 9781579472634

Category: Medical

Page: 108

View: 3707


This companion to Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fifth Edition, provides instruction on a standardized method for measuring range of motion (ROM). The Guides Fifth assumes the user is experienced in measuring range of motion. This manual provides basic to proficient guidance that will enable physicians, physical therapists, and other evaluators to obtain accurate ROM measurements using standardized guidelines, reference tables, and reporting protocols. This consistent approach promises to produce greater intra- and interevaluator reliability. To increase accuracy, trained clinicians identify anatomic landmarks and properly position or stabilize the body to use a consistent technique to apply the measurement to the joint.

Fitness for Work

The Medical Aspects

Author: Keith T Palmer,Ian Brown,John Hobson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199643245

Category: Law

Page: 714

View: 3994


The fifth edition of this established book provides comprehensive and practical guidance on the effects of medical conditions on employment and working capability. Every significant medical problem is covered, including sickness absence, health promotion, and fitness for work and cancer. Legal and ethical aspects are also addressed.

Environmental and Occupational Medicine

Author: William N. Rom,Steven B. Markowitz

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781762991

Category: Medical

Page: 1884

View: 8735


PROPOSAL DESCRIPTION: Now in its updated Fourth Edition, this classic text provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of occupational and environmental medicine. The book offers accurate, current information on the history, causes, prevention, and treatment of a wide range of environmental and occupational diseases and includes numerous case studies.This edition includes more information on gene-environment interactions. The section on air pollution has been completely reorganized. Other Fourth Edition highlights include expanded coverage of government responses to the field and a new chapter on children's environmental health. Now in its updated Fourth Edition, this classic text provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of occupational and environmental medicine. The book offers accurate, current information on the history, causes, prevention, and treatment of a wide range of environmental and occupational diseases and includes numerous case studies. This edition includes more information on gene-environment interactions. The section on air pollution has been completely reorganized. Other Fourth Edition highlights include expanded coverage of government responses to the field and a new chapter on children's environmental health.

Master the AMA Guides Fifth

A Medical and Legal Transition to the Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fifth Edition

Author: Linda Cocchiarella,Stephen J. Lord

Publisher: Amer Medical Assn

ISBN: 9781579471040

Category: Medical

Page: 401

View: 1788


This is the accompanying volume to Guides to the Evaluation for Permanent Impairment and highlights changes by comparing the fifth edition with the fourth. Medical and legal analysis demonstrates how the new edition sets out to change the way physicians evaluate impairment and disability and considers the legal implications.

CURRENT Occupational & Environmental Medicine

Fourth Edition

Author: Joseph LaDou

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071781366

Category: Medical

Page: 860

View: 1465


Up-to-the-minute, thorough, clinical coverage of common and important occupational and environmental diseases, injuries, and exposures Complete, yet concise, this clinically focused guide offers the definitive overview of common occupational and environmental illnesses, covering their diagnosis and treatment-plus preventive and remedial measures in the workplace and community. With its practical format and emphasis on fundamental topics, CURRENT Occupational and Environmental Medicine is just as essential for students and residents as it is for practicing physicians. You can count on the new fourth edition to deliver the bottom-line answers you need to stay on track in this complex, fast-breaking field. Features: The latest OSHA/NIOSH guidelines for occupational exposure standards Detailed diagnostic checklist for major diseases, injuries, and exposure that help expedite diagnosis and treatment The most clinically relevant perspectives on disability prevention-required reading for the occupational physician Skill-building insights on the importance of ergonomics in the workplace A step-by-step review of how to effectively manage an occupational health and safety program Details on substance abuse and employee assistance programs, health risk analysis, and the legal aspects of occupational and environmental medicine Preventive approaches to terrorist attacks on industry Information-packed primer on epidemiology and biostatistics for the occupational and environmental health specialist Up-to-date references with PMID numbers and peer-reviewed websites

Hunter's Diseases of Occupations, Tenth Edition

Author: Peter J Baxter,Tar-Ching Aw,Anne Cockcroft,Paul Durrington,J Malcolm Harrington

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444128434

Category: Medical

Page: 1324

View: 7054


Winner of the 2011 BMA book awards: medicine category In the five decades since its first publication, Hunter's Diseases of Occupations has remained the pre-eminent text on diseases caused by work, universally recognized as the most authoritative source of information in the field. It is an important guide for doctors in all disciplines who may encounter occupational diseases in their practice, covering topics as diverse as work and stress, asbsetos-related disease, working at high altitude and major chemical incidents, many of which are highly topical. The Tenth Edition of Hunter's Diseases of Occupations has been fully revised and updated, presenting all practitioners considering an occupational cause for a patient's condition with comprehensive coverage of work-related diseases as they present in modern and developing industralised societies. It draws on the wide-ranging and in-depth clinical knowledge and experience, and acadmic excellence, of top experts in the field.

AMA Guides to Navigating Disability Benefit Systems

Essentials for the Health Care Professional

Author: Les Kertay, PhD,Marjorie Eskay-Auerbach, MD,Mark H. Hyman,Mark Hyman, MD

Publisher: American Medical Association Press

ISBN: 9781622023745

Category: Medical

Page: 277

View: 2946


This book is for front-line health care professionals who do not have specialized training in evaluating patients with regard to work capacity, but who often find themselves facing patients who believe they are unable to work because of a health condition. Written by front-line health care professionals with long histories of working in disability evaluation, this guide dispels confusion and misconception by offering relevant, highly accessible guidance on topics such as: - An introduction to disability evaluation as it interfaces with the legal system - Insight for dealing with disability systems and benefit issues - Fundamental principles of disability evaluations and causation analysis - Guidance for navigating common forms, family and medical leave act, public and private disability, and workers' compensation systems

Textbook of Occupational Medicine Practice

Author: David Koh,Tar-Ching Aw

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813200715

Category: Medical

Page: 956

View: 6520


This fourth edition continues to provide a link between occupational health and clinical practice. It covers target organ systems that can be affected by hazardous exposures in workplaces, and it focuses on the clinical presentations, investigations and management of affected individuals. We have retained consideration of some special issues relevant to occupational medicine practice in this new edition. The main emphasis continues to be prevention of disease and early detection of health effects. This edition of the book has been updated to include new materials, topics, and references. We have retained a few of the previous case studies and illustrations, and introduced several new ones. There are new chapters on audit and evidence-based practice and on occupational cancer. We trust that this edition addresses many of the recommendations that were provided by readers of the previous edition. We have again asked international experts to author many of the chapters. Some of the authors are from Asia, and others from the US, UK, the Middle East and Australia. All the authors will have either clinical or academic experience in occupational medicine practice. The book will be of interest to medical practitioners, especially those in primary care and doctors intending to pursue a career in occupational medicine. It would also be relevant for non-medical health and safety professionals wanting to know more about health effects resulting from occupational exposures. Other groups who may find this edition useful as a ready reference are medical students, occupational health nurses, or clinical specialists in fields such as dermatology, respiratory medicine or toxicology. The book is targeted at all those who are interested in the interaction between work and health, and how occupational diseases and work-related disorders may present. Contents:Clinical Occupational Medicine:Work and Health (David Koh and Aw Tar Ching)Diagnosis and Management of Occupational Diseases (Aw Tar Ching, David Koh and John P Thompson)Respiratory Disorders (David Fishwick and Chris Barber)Skin Disorders (David Koh and Goh Chee Leok)Mental Health Disorders (Ken Addley and Robert Kerr)Musculoskeletal Disorders (Keith Palmer, Jane Frølund Thomsen and Sigurd Mikkelsen)Auditory Disorders (Ailin Razali and Krishna Gopal Rampal)Hematological Disorders (Ng Wee Tong and Mark Newson-Smith)Neurological Disorders (Ian Brown and Arjune Sen)Occupational Infections (Rayhan Hashmey and Aw Tar Ching)Renal Disorders (Huw Rees, Doris T Chan and Steve Riley)Cardiovascular Disorders (Mikhail S Dzeshka, Eduard Shantsila and Gregory Y H Lip)Hepatobiliary and Gastrointestinal Disorders (Ian Brown and Jane Collier)Eye Injuries and Other Disorders (Laurence Lim Shen and Wong Tien Yin)Metabolic Disorders (Tng Eng Loon and Lee See Muah)Reproductive Disorders (Lim John Wah and David Koh)Occupational Cancers (Lin Fritschi and Alison Reid)Special Issues in Occupational Medicine:Ethics in Occupational Medicine (David Koh and Lee See Muah)Occupational Medicine Practice and the Law (Lee See Muah and David Koh)Audit and Evidence-Based Occupational Medicine Practice (Yue-liang Leon Guo)Health Screening and Periodic Medical Examinations (Aw Tar Ching and David Koh)Aviation Medicine (Brian See and Gan Wee Hoe)Diving Medicine (Gregory Chan Chung Tsing)Remote Health Care (John Nelson Norman)Medical Disasters Planning and Response (Halim Mohamed and Abu Hasan Samad)Communication in Occupational Medicine (Max Lum)Cultural Aspects of Occupational Medicine Practice (Adul Bandhukul)Workers' Compensation Schemes (Paul Cullinan)Rehabilitation and Return to Work (Nerys Williams)Prevention of Occupational Diseases (David Koh and Aw Tar Ching) Readership: Serves as a useful guide for all those who are interested in occupational medical practice. These include medical students at various levels, occupational health nurses, general practitioners, researchers or colleagues and professionals in occupational and public health and safety — in other words, for all who have committed themselves to do the best practice for the health of working people.

A 21st Century System for Evaluating Veterans for Disability Benefits

Author: Committee on Medical Evaluation of Veterans for Disability Compensation,Board on Military and Veterans Health,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309106311

Category: Medical

Page: 406

View: 3837


21st Century System for Evaluating Veterans' Disability Benefits recommends improvements in the medical evaluation and rating of veterans for the benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to compensate for illnesses or injuries incurred in or aggravated by military service. Compensation is a monthly cash benefit based on a rating schedule that determines the degree of disability on a scale of 0 to 100. Although a disability rating may also entitle a veteran to ancillary services, such as vocational rehabilitation and employment services, the rating schedule is out of date medically and contains ambiguous criteria and obsolete conditions and language. The current rating schedule emphasizes impairment and limitations or loss of specific body structures and functions which may not predict disability well. 21st Century System for Evaluating Veterans' Disability Benefits recommends that this schedule could be revised to include modern concepts of disability including work disability, nonwork disability, and quality of life. In addition to the need for an updated rating schedule, this book highlights the need for the Department of Veterans' Affairs to devote additional resources to systematic analysis of how well it is providing services or how much the lives of veterans are being improved, as well as the need for a program of research oriented toward understanding and improving the effectiveness of its benefits programs.

ABC of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Author: David Snashall,Dipti Patel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118485505

Category: Medical

Page: 168

View: 4001


This new edition of Occupational and Environmental Medicine concentrates more on the newer kinds of occupational disease including those (like “RSI” and pesticide poisoning) where exposure and effects are difficult to understand. There is specific emphasis on work, health and wellbeing, with links to public health, health promotion, the value of work, disabled people at work, the aging workforce, vocational rehabilitation, evidence based practice, and further chapters on the health effects of climate change and of occupational health and safety in relation to migration and terrorism.