How do work participation and healing act on each other following work injury? What influences should healthcare professionals consider as they consult and/or advise workers and employers on stay at work/return to work options during healing? This 90 minute program looks at the physiological and practical aspects of injury and healing in the context of work demands, work culture and pain neuroscience. The program is designed to help rehabilitation professionals evaluate and optimize work rehabilitation, care planning and goal setting.
At the end of the training, participants will be able to
1. Describe the process of conducting a gap analysis related to return to work planning
2. Summarize gap analysis findings in documentation including performance demands, worker ability, performance gaps, plan and relevant barriers/facilitators
3. Describe 2 benefits of coordination/communication between healthcare team and employer representative/s in overcoming work performance gaps.
4. Given case information on patient presentation and job information, the learner will develop a work-oriented intervention plan based on a gap analysis.
Outline and Agenda
Time Agenda Item
5 min Welcome, Introductions, Orientation, Objectives
85 min 1. Gap analysis definition and purpose
2. Process overview
5. Action planning
6. Scaling analysis and plans
7. Documentation and scorecards
8. Coordination and communication of care
9. Organizational best practices and competencies
Equipment: No required equipment for training. Information can generally be applied with existing clinical equipment.