WORKSHOP 4

Using the Evidence-based GSCI Classification and Care Pathway in Daily Practice  
Presenter: Claire Johnson DC, MSEd, PhD (1/2 day – morning)

Maximum number of participants: 40
 

How can spine care practitioners not only survive but thrive in a world that demands scientific evidence? The Global Spine Care Initiative model incorporates evidence-based information into daily practices and helps us communicate with other healthcare providers about best care for our patients with spine concerns.  During this workshop, participants will receive hands-on training on the GSCI classification system and care pathway to apply in clinical practice. Participants will engage in an interactive environment with a GSCI team member who helped to develop this model of care.
 

Additional information

The GSCI, comprised of a team of 68 interprofessional and international spine experts, developed an evidence-informed, practical, and sustainable, spine health care model for communities around the world. A series of articles documenting these findings have been recently published in the European Spine Journal. The panel of international experts distilled the values of the model of care down to eight core principles. Based on these principles, the model can be linked to a six-step implementation plan. The authors believe that the GSCI model of care is the first of its kind to address the global burden of spinal disorders and recent calls for action. The aim of this model is to help transform spine care globally.
 

Learning objectives:

By the completion of this workshop, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand the GSCI model of care principles and levels of care
  2. List the 6 GSCI classes of spine conditions
  3. Describe the steps of the GSCI care pathway
  4. Apply the GSCI care pathway to sample patient cases
  5. Describe how care is included and functions within the levels of spine care

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About the presenter: Claire Johnson is a professor at the National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL, USA and a health care provider at Qualcomm Health Center, Stanford Health Care, San Diego, USA. She is an author and contributor to the Global Spine Care Initiative (GSCI) a team of 68 interprofessional and international spine experts that developed an evidence-informed, practical, and sustainable, spine health care model for communities around the world with various levels of resources.  She is the Editor in Chief for three scientific, peer reviewed journals: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, and Journal of Chiropractic Humanities