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2017 Alignment Quiz
The questions from this quiz are derived from Alignment 2017, the official publication of Orthotics Prosthetics Canada
When managing Infant Head-Shape Asymmetry:
Current practice standards strive to begin treatment between the 5th and 8th month of life
It is important to wait until after the child is 14 months of age before beginning treatment
The only choice of treatment is to allow children to sleep on their stomach, thereby reducing deformational forces on their cranium
There are no medical concerns so treatment is not necessary
Canadian amputees have been having osseointegration surgery in Sydney, Australia.
According to the article in Alignment 2017, page 26, "Critically Appraised Topics":
allow for evidence-based literature to be summarized using a standardized protocol
can present a critical appraisal of the best evidence found, ending with a statement of how this evidence can be interpreted
are publications written by researchers
are not literature reviews
The objectives of the War Amps Advocacy Program’s are:
to provide education to funding agencies so that policies can be updated to reflect the reality of living with amputation
to challenge funding providers to produce justification for reimbursement
to escalate funding disputes to include litigation when appropriate
to provide assistance to individual amputees by helping to prepare submissions to insurance companies on a case by case basis
all of the above
none of the above
According to the article in Alignment 2017 on page 16, “Incorporating Outcome Measures into Daily Practice”, there are four benefits of using outcome measures. Which four are included in the article?
outcome measures influence how we make decisions with our patients
outcome measures make it easy to access funding for devices
outcome measures are important indicators of progress
outcome measures strengthen communication with external collaborators
outcome measures change our patients perspectives on care and influence the goals they want us to help them achieve
From the Product Showcase, page 104-112, the unloader hip brace is an innovative non-surgical solution for mild to moderate hip osteoarthritis.
From the Product Showcase, page 104-112, the Cheetah Knee is specifically designed for running and sprinting.
The OPC 2018 National Conference will be held Aug 8-11 in:
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Vancouver, British Columbia
Fredericton, New Brunswick
From the Product Showcase, page 104-112, the Greifer is now available in the colour red.
What are three conditions required to maintain good standing with Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC)?
adhering to the OPC Canons of Ethical Conduct
payment of annual professional fees
seeing a minimum of 100 clients per year
meeting the mandatory continuing education(MCE) program requirements
3D printing is also known as additive manufacturing.
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