Sprains, Strains, and Dislocations

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Estimated time to complete session: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Learning Objectives

1. Compare and contrast the symptoms of sprains, strains and dislocations in patients presenting with injuries.

2. Distinguish musculoskeletal conditions that result from overuse/repetitive motion injuries, with particular attention to those that occur in pediatric patients.

3. Assess an injured patient’s range of motion, stability, bone alignment, soft tissue swelling, palpable warmth or mass(es), pain or tenderness and crepitation.

4. Prepare appropriate treatment plans for patients with sprains, strains or dislocations that may include NSAID or pain medication, application of the RICE strategy and/or emergency stabilization.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
02/09/2018

Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP, Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
02/09/2018
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