As part of our effort to improve patient outcomes through professional education, JOF offers an all-day Orthopedic Injection Workshop several times a year. The course is available to all holders of advanced practice degrees in healthcare holding a current license.
Corticosteroid injections can be a useful addition to the available treatment options for musculoskeletal and joint injuries and painful conditions. They do require specialized skills, but with appropriate training they can be performed safely and effectively by a primary care provider.
Each workshop – valued at 6.5 CEU – is a day-long session with research-based content and hands-on practice using anatomical models. The workshops are held in Oakland, California.
Muscle and joint injuries have many causes, including: muscle strains, trauma, connective tissue disease, degenerative joint disease, tendinitis, bursitis, arthritis, inherited congenital disorders, and miscellaneous systemic diseases.
Corticosteroid injections can be a useful adjunct to the treatments employed in managing these conditions. They are most effective when combined with other pharmacologic and rehabilitation measures, such as the administration of NSAIDs, stretching, ice, heat, etc. They are also a relatively safe procedure and can be managed by a variety of clinicians.
Tuition and registration
Cost for the workshop is $300. The early-bird price (before September 1) is $250.
About Your Instructors
Each injection workshop is taught by our experienced instructors, A.J. Benham, DNP, and Kathleen A. Geier, DNP. The content for the workshops is built on presentations both have delivered at numerous professional conferences, including the recent California Association for Nurse Practitioners Conference in San Diego, CA. Drs. Benham and Geier also teach this workshop as part of our intensive 6-month long (250 CEU) Orthopedic Primary Care course.