Functional Capacity Evaluation Certification
Functional Capacity Evaluation CertificationTuition: $865.00
14 Day Advanced Price: $775.00
Price for 3 or more participants (each): $690.00
|Dates||Location||Number Of Registrants|
|Jul 18, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015||
Dekalb Medical (Map)
2701 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033
|Aug 22, 2015 - Aug 23, 2015||
Los Angeles, CA
Fortanasce & Associates Physical Therapy (Map)
671 Naomi Ave
Arcadia, CA 91007
15 Contact Hours: Provides CFCE™ Certification
Assessment of a subject's functional abilities is a necessary part of any return to work program. In this Functional Capacity Evaluation Certification workshop you will learn to perform FCEs including how to evaluate and document material handling and non-material handling aspects of work performance. Other skills covered will include how to administer and record results of Performance Criteria Screening and techniques for marketing your programs to physicians, case managers, employers and adjusters.
Based on peer-reviewed and published clinical research, our methodology has been proven time and again to be a reliable, valid, and objective tool for determining functional ability. By becoming certified in The Back School/BIO-ERGONOMICS FCE model, you can increase the industrial rehab services you provide to your community. Our protocol does not require you to buy any additional costly equipment nor any expensive software that must be updated regularly.
At the completion of the course and submitting two acceptable FCE reports over the 12 months following the course, you will be designated as a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator (CFCE™) and receive 15 contact hours or 1.5 CEUs (in most states).
Review the elements of Bio-psychosocial Theory and its application to FCE's.
- Review the components of a legally defensible Functional Capacity Evaluation.
- Practice FCE components.
- Included in this course are all testing and analysis forms – Back School of Atlanta does not charge extra for the forms you need to provide this service.
Required - For the Seminar:
- The attendee needs to bring a data calculator and know how to calculate a Coefficient of Variance.
- The attendee needs to bring clothing appropriate for testing (gym shorts, tee shirt, tennis shoes) for the practicum.
- Attendees with a medical condition prohibiting their ability to participate in lifting, carrying, or treadmill testing will assist in data collection during the practicum.
Helpful - Pre-requisite Skills:
- Range of Motion
- Manual Muscle Testing
- Reflex Testing
- Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
- Basic Postural Assessment Skills
- Prior skill in evaluating functional capacity will be helpful but is not a requirement
Who Should Attend
Course is appropriate for OT's, PT's, OTA's, PTA's, RN's, MD's, DC's. OTAs & PTAs should check your state's Practice Act.
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Day 1 - Written Test, Day 2 - Practicum, Present Case Study as Group, Within 12 Months - Submit 2 FCE's for Review.
Vic Zuccarello, OTR/L, C.E.E.S., ABDA
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The workshop certifies that you are able to perform a basic Functional Capacity Evaluation using the techniques and protocols taught in the course. After passing a written test, successfully completing a basic practicum on day two of the course, and submitting two acceptable FCE reports over the 12 months following the course, you will be awarded your certification designating you as a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator (CFCE™)
Continuing Education Units
Most professionals receive the standard 1/10 of a unit per contact hour. This workshop is approved for 1.5 CEUs in most states.
|Fourteen-day Advanced Purchase Price||$775.00|
|Regular Purchase Price||$865.00|
|Price for 3 or more participants (each)||$690.00|
To receive the three or more discount all registrations must be processed at the same time using a single credit card.
Tuition is refundable less $50.00 if canceled 14 days before the workshop date. Tuition is not refundable under any circumstance, for registrations or cancellations after the 14 days has expired. However, you may have someone attend in your place or attend at another date. You may only change workshop dates or locations two times, then tuition will be forfeited. The Back School of Atlanta cannot be responsible for nonrefundable travel expenses, etc. should it become necessary to cancel a workshop. Replacement course certificates fee: $25.00. Locations/Accommodations: Most workshops are held at a local medical facility. We rarely have enough out of town participants to meet the minimum required to block rooms and get a group rate; however, we will provide a list of hotels and phone numbers that are in the area.
Oswestry LBP Disability Questionnaire
Neck Disability Index
Pain Disability Index
Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire
Ransford Pain Diagram
Numeric and Verbal Pain Scale
Inappropriate Symptoms Questionnaire
The Health Risk Appraisal
Work Recovery Expectations Questionnaire
Dictionary of Occupational Titles online (free)
Click here for a complete printable outline of course.
|Evolution of the FCE as a medico/legal assessment tool.||8:00-8:45||Explain the history of FCE in the rehab environment, how the FCE is viewed by medical and legal professionals, and various applications of FCE||Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion|
|The Biopsychosocial Model and Illness Behavior: Are work comp patients different?||8:45-9:30||Differentiate the various types of illness behaviors and how they can affect the results of the FCE||"|
|Performance Criteria: Are these methods valid & reliable?||9:30-10:30||Differentiate methods, pros/cons related to tests of consistency/quality of effort & non-organic signs||"|
|BREAK - 10:30-10:45|
|FCE Components: Referral and intake procedures.||10:45-11:30||Identify the essential items required to prepare the FCE recipient for testing.||"|
|FCE Components: Musculoskeletal screen, static strength & endurance testing.||11:30-12:15||Identify the essential items required for a basic functional strength and endurance profile.||Lecture, Power Point, Video, Discussion|
|LUNCH - 12:15-1:15|
|FCE Components: Clinical Reasoning and planning the second half of the FCE.||1:15-2:00||Explain the manner in which the referral and screening process enables the evaluator to provide an individualized assessment||Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion|
|FCE Components: Material Handling - Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling.||2:00-2:45||Identify the method for testing material handling on an occasional, frequent, and constant basis.||Lecture, Power Point, Video, Discussion|
|BREAK - 2:45-3:00|
|FCE Components: Non- Material Handling and Job Sim||3:00-3:45||Identify testing methods for assessment of positional and movement requirements of work.||Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Video, Discussion|
|FCE Components: Debriefing||3:45-4:30||Identify the essential information needed for completion of the FCE.||Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion|
|Day One Wrap-up||4:30-5:15||WRITTEN TEST
Trade & Grade
|Report Writing||8:00-9:30||Identify the manner by which evaluation data is incorporated into the FCE report.||Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion|
|Case Study||9:30-10:00||Outline the case study to be discussed later||Discussion|
|BREAK - 10:30-10:45|
|Deposition, Marketing, Equipment||10:15-11:00||Identify the role of the FCE provider and various legal testimony environments. Identify marketing targets. Review basic and advanced FCE equipment||Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion|
|Treadmill Test Demonstration||11:00-11:45||Demonstration of the aerobic capacity test and calculations||Demonstration|
|LUNCH - 12:15-1:15|
|Break-out Session||2:45-1:30||Group A: Case Study Work Group Group B: Treadmill Practice||Group Breakout|
|Break-out Session||1:30--2:15||Group A: Treadmill Practice Group B: Case Study Work Group||"|
|BREAK - 2:45-3:00|
|Break-out Session||2:30-3:30||Group A: Occasional Lift Practicum Group B: Static Lift Practice||Group Breakout|
|Break-out Session||3:30-4:30||Group A: Static Lift Practice Group B: Occasional Lift Practicum||"|
|Case Study Discussion||4:30-5:00||Case Study Results||Discussion|
"The most practical FCE course I have attended"
"Good communication skills and effective at engaging the audience."
Neha Soni, PT
"I just wanted to let you know that I've been very pleased with this format as have been my referral sources. It has made a much more efficient system!"
"Even though I'm not actively doing FCEs, I've used the information from the course and especially feel like it helped give me more terminology and references for the work hardening / worker's comp patients that I see. Thanks again and best wishes."
"Excellent; Clear; Knowledgeable; Experienced."
Santa Fe, NM
"I think this truly one of the best courses I have attended in a long time. Very well organized."
"Vic was an excellent speaker / educator and an expert on the topic."
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Facility will provide:
- Exam Table
- Lift boxes (2)
- Disc Weights
- Milk Crate
- Classroom space with table and chairs, large enough to accommodate 30 people.
- Access to a clinic facility (or #1 –6 must be in conference room)
- LCD projector and screen
- 6’ – 8’ head table on which to place teaching materials
- Podium (if available)
- Flip chart or dry erase board and markers
Each day your facility also provides: (The following items are suggestions only. What you actually serve is at your discretion.)
7:45 am Coffee/Tea/Sanka, Juice, Water, Muffins
10:00 am Replenish Beverages
12:00 pm Students will be on their own for lunch
2:30 pm Assorted Soft Drinks, Water, Cookies (if applicable)
The Back School of Atlanta will be responsible for:
- Providing the instructor and materials of the workshop
- Arranging and paying for all instructor travel expenses
- Promotion of the workshop
- Handling Registrations
Benefits to Facility:
Facility may have 3 people attend the workshop free of charge. This workshop will enable your facility to provide an excellent up-to-date continuing education workshop to your in-house employees.
In the unlikely event that there are less than 10 paid registrants for the workshop, the Back School of Atlanta has the option to cancel the workshop by providing a two-week prior notice.