MedRisk has developed a series of free quarterly online continuing education courses. The first, “Faster Return to Work: Work Hardening and Functional Capacity Evaluations,” will take place March 2 at 11 am EST.

The 60-minute webinar will discuss the use of work hardening and reconditioning programs to improve injured employees’ physical and psychosocial functioning and facilitate return to work. It will also show how FCEs support safe return-to-work decisions.

“Work hardening is individualized and job-specific and designed to help injured employees return to their pre-injury levels of work,” explains course presenter Brian Peers, DPT, product manager with King of Prussia, Pa-based MedRisk, in a media release.

“FCEs measure a person’s ability to perform work-related tasks in a safe and dependable manner and are used to determine future medical treatment and return-to-work status. Used together or separately, these valuable tools can unstick claims and help employees return to work,” he adds.

The curriculum is available for nurses, adjusters, and rehabilitation and disability specialists, and provides 1 contact hour of credit.

For more information and to register, visit MedRisk.

[Source(s): MedRisk, Business Wire]