Diabesity: Combating the Growing Challenge

Wednesday February 20th 2019

1 CE Hour Approved for:

  • Nursing: RN, LPN, ARNP, CNA nationwide
  • Nursing Certifications: CCM, CDMS and CRC nationwide
  • Adjuster: AK, AL, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, LA, MS, NC, NH, NM, NV, OK, OR, UT, WA
  • Adjuster CA: WC Post-Designation
  • FL OT

Pending 1 CE Hour for:

  • FL PT
  • AAPC: American Academy of Professional Coders
  • Adjuster: KY, MN, MT, TX

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the alarming trends related to growing rates of obesity and diabetes – diabesity – among American workers, the heightened risk involved at the convergence of these conditions and their significant impact on workers’ compensation
  • Identify best practices for managing claims that involve injured workers with these conditions, from the point of injury to return-to-work
  • Develop a proactive and systemic strategy, rather than reactive processes, to manage claims where diabesity is a factor

Michelle Despres, PT, CEAS II Vice President, National Product Leader for Physical Therapy

Michelle is a leader within the world of physical therapy discussing everything from virtual physical therapy to physical therapy as an opioid alternative. She encourages injured workers to be independent and take an active role in their recovery with the help of innovations in physical therapy. Michelle mentors clinicians to improve delivery of treatments and services and return-to-work results. She performs onsite and online continuing education, has spoken at numerous conferences throughout the country, and is featured in the industries most prominent publications.

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