Risk Management Program

Purchase Online Education Modules

COCA’s Risk Management Program is a diversified and comprehensive continuing professional development program specifically designed for chiropractors and osteopaths.

The full program is comprised of 3 Modules, each covering different aspects of clinical practice and each designed to minimise risk and improve patient safety and health outcomes.

The Program can be purchased either in full or as individual modules.

Full Program of 3 modules:  Non-Member $475.00  –  CA and COCA Member $356.25
Module 1:  Non-member $275.00  –  CA or COCA Member $206.25
Module 2:  Non-member $200.00  –  CA or COCA Member $150.00
Module 3:  Non-member $100.00 –   CA or COCA Member $75.00

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the full program participants will be able to:

Module 1 – FLA Hours 10

  • Understand and apply Informed Consent
  • Understand and apply the best practice concepts of effective clinical history and examination procedures
  • Understand and apply the best practice concepts of effective patient record keeping
  • Understand and recognise the risks, contraindications and complications of spinal manipulative therapy in clinical practice
  • Understand and apply best practice concepts of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
  • Understand the contraindications and complications and apply best practice concepts of imaging in clinical practice.
  • Understand the Professional Indemnity Insurance claims process

Module 2 – FLA Hours 8

  • Understand and apply the best practice concepts of effective communication skills in clinical practice
  • Understand and recognise the risks, contraindications and complications of Electrophysical agents and traction in clinical practice.
  • Understand and recognise the risks and prevention strategies of infection control in clinical practice

Module 3 – FLA Hours 3.5

Understand, identify and apply the best practice concepts of risk minimization in screening and prevention of vascular accidents associated with spinal manipulative therapy including:

  • Epidemiology
  • Anatomy & biomechanics of the vertebral artery
  • Types and mechanism of injury of the vertebral artery
  • Signs and symptoms vertebrobasilar ischemia
  • Risk factors
  • Patient history
  • Pre-manipulative functional testing
  • Physical examination
  • Informed consent
  • Patient management after CSMT related VBI symptoms
  • Treatment protocol

Copyright
All rights are reserved. No part of these Risk Management modules may be reproduced for sale, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means without prior written permission from the copyright holder, the Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia.