UWS Summer in December Program: Virtual Grand Rounds, Cardiac Emergencies and Patient/Doctor Communication

Tuition: $199
Hours: 10

Course Description

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This 10-hour distance-based course utilizes a Grand Rounds format providing education for Doctor of Chiropractic regarding the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients.

The programming involves recorded presentations including the integration of a pertinent anatomical regional gross anatomy demonstration. Actual spinal and upper extremity cases are used to engage learners in providing updates in diagnosis, management and treatment of specified clinical conditions.

Dr. Harger and Dr. Moreau have so much valuable information that they share in an interesting and funny way. I’m sure I’ll be using this knowledge in my practice.
– Dr. Elaine Louie

Excellent-useful and practical radiographic and clinical information for our daily practice
– Dr. Milton Duncan

During this virtual lecture, attendees will review cardiac risk factors to assess their patients for possible early coronary disease. The lecture includes the signs and symptoms of an acute myocardial infarction. Bringing attention to how the signs and symptoms of different patient groups can experience unique symptoms. Review of different cardiac arrhythmias/dysrhythmias are discuss, including the signs and symptoms of those arrhythmias. The lecture will review office treatment plans for the patients experiencing these cardiac emergencies.

This lecture will also discuss the importance of excellent patient/doctor communication skills. Included in the lecture are barriers that affect communication between the doctor and patient. Discussion includes review of skills to assist doctors to communicate clearly with both patients and staff. The attendee will be able to demonstrate better communication skills to use when communicating with patients and other staff members.

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The content of this course is provided primarily through recorded presentations but also includes online reading material. The learner’s participation (time) is actively tracked and logged. A minimum of 10 hours is required. There will be at least three questions for every hour of the class. The learner must receive a score of 80% of the total possible points and log at least 10 hours to receive credit for the course. Learners not achieving the pass rate will be directed to additional study by the instructor and allowed to re-take the examination(s).

No textbooks required. Internet service required for completion of this course. Funding sources and potential conflicts of interest statement: No funds were received, underwritten or subsidized by any vendors of any goods including supplies or services for this course.



Topic Presenter
1.0 Shoulder gross anatomical demonstration with radiologic correlation. Radiology Harger
1.0 Evaluation of shoulder region for suspected clavicle fracture and shoulder dislocation. Clinical Examination Moreau
1.0 Imaging/interpretation of clavicle and Imaging/interpretation for shoulder dislocation with case presentations. Radiology Harger
.5 Shoulder rehabilitation (active care) for clavicle fracture and shoulder dislocation. Rehabilitation Moreau
1.0 Case studies of the upper extremity including history, and clinical evaluation techniques. Clinical Examination Moreau
.5 MRI report nomenclature Radiology Harger
.5 Lumbar spine radiograph/MRI review of disc disease. Radiology Harger
.5 Management for patients with disc disease. Chiropractic Technique Moreau


Risk Factors of Early Coronary Disease

Signs and Symptoms of An Acute Myocardial Infarction in all patient groups

Cardiac Emergencies



Signs and Symptoms of Cardiac Arrhythmias/Dysrhythmias

Treatment plans for office  patients experiencing cardiac emergencies

Cardiac Emergencies



The importance of excellent communication with patients and staff

Verbal and Non-Verbal Cues

Patient/Doctor Communication



Barriers that affect communication

Skills to improve communication with patients and office staff

Patient/Doctor Communication




• Improve examination procedures of the spine and extremity;
• Increase knowledge in establishing most likely diagnosis and in developing key differentials;
• Improve patient management protocols;
• Identification of preferred condition-based imaging modalities;
• Practice a search methodology for image interpretation;
• Identify common related pathological conditions on imaging studies.
• Improve their assessment of patients for early coronary risk factors.
• Recognize the signs and symptoms of an acute myocardial infarction in all patient groups
• Improve their skills in assessing patients for cardiac arrhythmias/dysrhythmias including recognizing the signs and symptoms of those arrhythmias.
• Increase their knowledge on developing a protocol to administer help to the patient experiencing a cardiac emergency in an office setting.
• Improve their communication skills with patients and staff.
• Identify barriers that affect communication.
• Identify verbal/non-verbal cues to use and avoid when communicating.


This syllabus is a representation of the requirements for successful completion of the course, containing the objectives, content, organization, and evaluation processes. It is the student’s responsibility to read, comprehend, and act on the syllabus’ objectives, content, and requirements. The faculty teaching this course reserves the right to reasonably alter the sequence of activities, assignment dates, and evaluation and assignment methods or styles. Every effort will be made to inform the class members in advance of such changes. Students are responsible for following the syllabus and any changes instituted by the faculty. Should there be any questions or need for reasonable interpretation of clarification of the syllabus, the student must contact the lead course instructor/syllabus author(s) to obtain answers to the above.

All opinions, viewpoints and recommendations contained in this presentation represent those of the author alone and do not represent the opinions, viewpoints or recommendations of any organization with which the author may be affiliated, including, without limitation, the USOC or/and the ACBSP.