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One Call Leaders to Speak at 2021 Industry Conferences
We are proud to have many seasoned thought leaders on our team who readily share their knowledge with fellow members of the workers’ compensation industry.
These industry experts possess a wealth of knowledge on timely topics such as ergonomic risk-factors for remote employees, avoiding COVID-19 mega claims, and how to leverage technology to support catastrophic injuries.
Mark your calendar – you won’t want to miss your chance to hear from them during the 2021 conference season.
COVID-19 Long Haulers: Avoiding the Next Mega Claims
From temperature monitoring, a positive test, quarantining, and finally a negative test…but that is not the end of the journey. Many who contract COVID-19 suffer from lingering complications, leading to a slow, delayed recovery. During this presentation you’ll discover how these claims migrate from delayed recovery to a potential mega claim, including factors such as underlining health conditions, the age of the impacted employee and the many unknown factors that continue to surround the virus.
Alexa, Turn on the Lights
The home modification world has revolutionized the meaning of “accessibility” with the introduction of technology products such as Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Nest Thermostat. Imagine a paraplegic being able to come home and say, “Alexa, turn on the lights” without having to maneuver to get a light switch. This technology provides injured workers with a new level of independence, often reducing the need for an in-home aide, and ultimately increasing their quality of life.
Standing Ovations: Getting Injured Workers Literally Back on Their Feet
For an injured worker who has lost the ability to stand and walk, there is a psychological and emotional gratification to regaining the ability to stand upright and look people in the eye, even if only for a while. This dream is now becoming a reality thanks to innovative medical devices, technology, and collaboration with key stakeholders. Join the conversation to discover the short and long-term benefits of getting injured workers back on their feet.
Wearable Technology in the Workplace
Wearable technology has revolutionized our modern world, empowering individuals to better manage their health and wellness, personally and in the workplace. Physicians, organizations, hospitals, and insurance companies play an integral part in the acceptance and expanded use of wearable devices. When asked, three out of four patients reported they would use a wearable device if recommended by their doctor. Learn how new technology may not only reduce work-related injuries, but could also help to reduce financial, operational, and legal challenges associated with workplace injuries, building a healthier workforce and a safer work environment.
Ergonomics: Working from Home is the New Normal, Not a New Injury
With the onset of a worldwide pandemic, we found ourselves living and working “safer at home.” We had to adapt quickly – using our couch, dining room table, and a myriad of other places as a home office. For many of us, this situation evolved into a permanent, new normal; however, these makeshift set-ups pose the potential for injury. Join us to discover proactive ways to keep your new remote workforce safe and efficient at home.
Early Engagement: What It Means and Why It Matters
By starting physical therapy for musculoskeletal disorders early, you can reduce costs, prevent opioid dependence, and generate better return-to-work outcomes. But what happens when a worldwide pandemic strikes and everything we know about receiving healthcare and managing injuries changes? Tune in to uncover some of the unintended long-term consequences of limited access to care, such as devastating chronic pain that leads to increased opioid usage. You’ll walk away equipped to incorporate a biopsychosocial approach and other noteworthy alternatives that successfully tackle these issues.
Busting the Myth that Pain Treatment = Drugs
For decades, pain complaints have been addressed with a pharmacological treatment as the first option. It is well known that drugs have many side effects including misuse and overuse, with a direct correlation to addiction and overdose contributing to the national opioid epidemic. Unfortunately, for many, prescription drugs are not the most effective treatment for pain caused by musculoskeletal injuries. During this session, we will explore non-pharmacological treatment modalities and approaches to reduce pain and increase function, including the importance of a “PT First” model. Data proves that physical therapy delivered as a first option for musculoskeletal injuries within 3 days of an injury, results in a significant decrease in healthcare utilization, disability duration, and need for future surgical intervention.
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PTSD: What It Is and How to Manage It
While commonly associated with military personnel, post-traumatic stress disorder’s (PTSD) reach is far greater, affecting more than five million people in the United States every year. With the onset of COVID-19, depression, anxiety and PTSD are on the rise. Now more than ever, it’s important to recognize mental health conditions, properly diagnose them, and implement an appropriate treatment plan, including traditional therapy and telehealth options.
President of Physical Therapy
From Basic to Best-in-Class: How to Upgrade Your PT Program
When a workplace injury occurs, one of the most common types of treatment needed is physical therapy. While PT is a fairly simple concept in theory, programs run the gamut from basic to best-in-class. The PT your injured workers receive makes all the difference in terms of their return-to-work timeline and overall outcomes. Discover five key elements to keep an eye out for when seeking the best PT program for your injured workers.
Please mark your calendar and join us for these timely industry discussions by our engaging thought leaders. We also invite you to regularly check our event calendar to learn more about these and other speaking engagements, including our monthly CEU webinars hosted by One Call University.