PMA General Sessions and Workshops

GENERAL SESSIONS

FRIDAY, JUNE 23


8 am – 6 pm
HOW TO TAKE YOUR PRACTICE AND CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF EXCELLENCE
PART I

6 CECH (5 IF TAKING THE ANATOMY WORKSHOP) FOR CERTIFIED ASSISTANTS (.75 RADIOLOGY CECH)
• Under the Big Top: Becoming a High–Performance Person
• Responding to Diverse Populations in Our Medical Practices
• Podiatric Pathology
• Medicare/MACRA Updates
• Building Positive and Productive Relationships at Work
• Biomechanics and How Orthotics Help Biomechanical Foot Problems*
• Laser Treatments in the Podiatric Practice
• Hot Topics Round Table


SATURDAY, JUNE 24


8 am – 3:15 pm
HOW TO TAKE YOUR PRACTICE AND CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF EXCELLENCE
PART II

5 CECH FOR CERTIFIED ASSISTANTS (1.75 RADIOLOGY CECH)
• Medical Business Practices
• 5 Ways Your Practice Could Be Losing Money
• Awesome Osteotomies*
• Red Flags in Podiatry
• HIPPA Compliance
• Treatment of Wounds and Bone Infections*

4 – 6:15 pm
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT IN THE VALUE BASED CARE ENVIRONMENT (DPM SESSION)

2.25 CECH FOR CERTIFIED ASSISTANTS (.67 RADIOLOGY CECH)
Podiatric Medical Assistants are welcomed to attend this session as part of their program.
• MACRA, MIPS and More Acronyms... What Do They All Mean?
• Reporting Quality Measures and Improving Performance
• Cost–Effective Wound Care: The Intermountain Experience
• Checklists to Standardize Care and Improve Outcomes*
• Patient Safety: Communicating for Success*
• Q & A

 

WORKSHOPS

THURSDAY, JUNE 22


8 am – 3:15 pm
RADIOLOGY FOR LIMITED LICENSE TECHNICIANS*°

5 CECH FOR CERTIFIED ASSISTANTS (5 RADIOLOGY CECH, INCLUDING 2 DIGITAL RADIOLOGY CECH)
LIMITED TO 75 LEARNERS
Please note: This is not a certification course.
• Radiology History and the Development of Technology: Medical vs. Non–Medical Uses*
• X–Ray, MRI or CT: Which and Why*
• Radiation Protection*
• Digital Radiography Imaging Systems*°
• Characteristics of the Digital Image*°
• Understanding X-Ray Images of Osteoarthritis, Gout, and Rheumatoid Arthritis*

4 – 6 pm
USING FLUOROSCOPY SAFELY* (DPM SESSION)

2 CECH FOR CERTIFIED ASSISTANTS (2 RADIOLOGY CECH)
Podiatric Medical Assistants registered for the Radiology for Limited License Technicians workshop are welcomed to attend this session as part of that course.
• Clinical Applications of Fluoroscopy*
• Patient and User Safety with Fluoroscopy*


FRIDAY, JUNE 23


4 – 6 pm
ANATOMY (CADAVER)*

2 CECH FOR CERTIFIED ASSISTANTS (2 RADIOLOGY CECH)
LIMITED TO 16 LEARNERS

This is a fantastic opportunity for assistants to work with doctors in dissecting the human foot and studying the anatomy and the function of the foot. Basic surgical procedures will be performed by registrants to help them become familiarized with the basics. From toes to tendons this course reviews it all and is a hands–on workshop that you will never forget.


SATURDAY, JUNE 24


4 – 6 pm
CASTING, BRACING & TOTAL CONTACT CASTING*

2 CECH FOR CERTIFIED ASSISTANTS (2 RADIOLOGY CECH)
LIMITED TO 24 LEARNERS

This workshop will cover how to put on and take off total contact casting, making and using fiberglass splints and compression/muff wraps. Come learn new skills to take back to your office.