Bryan Combs, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, CNL, ATC
Recorded on June 11, 2020
When comparing the lack of research investigating shoulder injuries in CTDs to the amount of research investigating back injuries in commercial truck drivers and that of shoulder injuries is other professions it is evident that there is a significant gap in the research related to CTDs and the need for in-depth and specific research targeting this population. Commercial truck drivers experience MSDs at rates three times higher than that of all other occupations. Among CTDs, the shoulder is the second most commonly affected area of the body, CTDs with MSDs of the shoulder miss a significant amount of work, and incur higher financial cost compared to those among other professions. Even though the incidence and overall costs of shoulder injuries are higher among CTDs compared to other occupations, to date, no research has explored occupational-acquired shoulder injuries in CTD. This presentation will report and discuss findings of a research study that investigated shoulder injuries in a group of commercial truck drivers. This study was conducted with Dr. Karen Heaton, PhD, COHN-S, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAAOHN.
Upon completion of this session, the learner will be able to:
- Describe the common characteristics of shoulder injuries among a group of commercial truck drivers.
- Identify factors associated with shoulder injuries among a group of commercial truck drivers.
Contact Hours and Cost
0.75 Contact Hours
- Requirements for successful completion: view entire webinar, complete online evaluation
- Contact hours for this webinar will expire on September 30, 2022.
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