New roles for APPs (Advanced Practice Providers) have occurred throughout health care, but predominantly in acute care settings. Orthopedic trauma practices can benefit from APPs, but there are many challenges to the successful integration of the APP role (Bryant-Lukosius, D. 2004). These challenges include scheduling patients and defining appropriate roles and responsibilities for performing procedures. Utilizing APPs can help create efficiencies in the OT practice and enhance patient experiences. (Bryant-Lukosius, D. 2004) but there can be challenges to understanding the value of the addition of an APP. It is important for orthopedic surgeons and their practice managers to learn how to most effectively integrate an APP into their OT practice, given their institutional culture, bylaws and setting as well as legal statues regarding scope of practice and reimbursement.
- Discuss appropriate roles of APPs in an orthopedic trauma practice
- Describe the benefits of APPs in an orthopedic trauma practice
- List the limitations of APPs in the orthopedic trauma practice
- Develop a strategy to integrate APPs into an orthopedic trauma practice, beginning with effective recruitment for new APPs
Faculty and Course Outline
7:00-7:05pm CST - Introduction, Daniel Segina, MD
7:05-7:20pm CST - Private Orthopaedic Trauma Practice PA/RNP Utilization, Daniel Segina, MD
7:20-7:35pm CST - Academic Orthopaedic Trauma Practice PA/RNP Utilization, Samir Mehta, MD
7:35-7:50pm CST - Understand PA/RNP Opportunities and Challenges, Ryan Wilson PA-C
7:50-8:00pm CST - Case Discussion and Summary, All Faculty
This internet live activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.
FORE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. FORE designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.