Musculoskeletal (MSK)

Musculoskeletal conditions can be difficult to identify and manage. In this learning module, you will gain the knowledge, tools, and resources to expedite diagnosis, assess psycho-social needs, help patients deal with pain, and develop patients’ self-management skills. The module focuses on four of the most common conditions: osteoarthritis, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis

You will learn how to:

•    Identify red flags and make a correct diagnosis;
•    Implement new approaches for improving chronic disease management;
•    Move the practice from reactive, episodic care to a planned, proactive approach;
•    Use patient registries and an automated patient recall system;
•    Enhance overall communication with patients;
•    Provide patients with education about their condition and effective self-management, and
•    Improve collaboration with specialists, allied health professionals and community-based resources.

While the Musculoskeletal module was developed with family doctors in mind, medical office assistants are welcome to participate.