THE BLANKENSHIP WORKEVAL
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INNOVATIONS DEFINING THE FCE PROCESS FOR OVER 30 YEARS
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THE WORKEVAL VIDEO SEMINAR CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
The Blankenship WorkEval Video Seminar qualifies for 35 Contact Hours
with Live Lectures on every topic, Live Demonstrations
on Models with a Variety of Orthopaedic Conditions and Dozens of Videos of Symptom
and Disability Exaggerators attempting to show that they have too much pain to perform many of the Clinical and Functional
THE CERTIFIED BLANKENSHIP FUNCTIONAL EVALUATOR (CBFE) CREDENTIALING
A Blankenship WorkEval Certification Process is Now
Available, so once a Professional completes The Blankenship WorkEval
Video Seminar and passes all of the CEU Exams, they are qualified
to complete the Certified Blankenship Functional Evaluator Credentialing Process, which then qualifies them to place theCBFE Credentials behind their name, and join an elite group of other FCE Evaluators who are dedicated to achieving
the highest level of knowledge and expertise possible in the specialized
field of Industrial Medicine and Rehabilitation,The Blankenship Certified Functional Evaluator, CBFE.
Training with The Blankenship WorkEval Video Seminar is One of the
Most Professionally Rewarding and Financially Sound Decisions
Will Ever Make for Your Personal Life and Your FCE Practice!
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THE BLANKENSHIP WORKEVAL
THE VIDEO SEMINAR
Here Are 8 Reasons Why
The Blankenship WorkEval
Is Simply The Best FCE System!
1. THE WORKEVAL HAS THE BEST RESEARCH SUPPORT AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
2. THE WORKEVAL HAS THE MOST COMPLETE VALIDITY PROFILE
3. THE WORKEVAL HAS THE MOST ACCURATE DECISION MAKING PARADIGM
4. THE WORKEVAL HAS A RESEARCH-ACCURATE BODY MECHANICS PHILOSOPHY
5. THE WORKEVAL HAS THE MOST WORK-REALISTIC FUNCTIONAL TESTING PROTOCOLS
6. THE WORKEVAL HAS THE MOST EASILY UNDERSTOOD WRITTEN REPORT
7. THE WORKEVAL HAS THE INDUSTRY'S MOST DETAILED AND SPECIFIC FCE FORM
8. THE WORKEVAL HAS THE MOST PROFESSIONAL-FRIENDLY TRAINING PROGRAM
Some FCE Systems have peer-reviewed research to support them and to satisfy the court's standards for expert testimony
in the Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals decision. But the quality of the research is questionable. Their research shows
that trained professionals can replicate a trainer's decisions, but only within a wide margin of error, in some cases, up
to 50 lbs., which is a huge problem. But our past research is very solid, going beyond determining if a trainee
can replicate the trainer, it found that the Blankenship's Validity Profile chose the best combination of Sensitivity
(Insincere Effort), and Specificity (Sincere Effort), and that 12 Criteria had 100% Specificity. And the New Blankenship
WorkEval improves upon those Sensitivity and Specificity findings, our WorkEval Manual is supported by a solid
bibliography of 380 citings, making it the Best Research-Supported FCE System available today, so you don't have to settle
for anything less than the best.
When Blankenship developed his first FCE System in 1983, he realized the importance of a strong Validity Profile, which determines
if the worker exerted a sincere level of effort and if the FCE results are valid. This is critical since
you're determining the worker's safe work ability and whether or not they can return to their regular job or a limited
duty job. And if the worker does not exert a sincere level of effort, then these questions are impossible to answer. And without
a strong Validity Profile, your reports, professional opinions and legal testimony are all subject to strong legal scrutiny. The
Blankenship WorkEval' 8-Point Validity Profile provides you the information about a worker's FCE compliance so you'll
feel more secure knowing that your professional opinion is backed by solid research-based criteria.
Most FCE Systems make decisions about a worker's safe lifting weight by a Kinesiophysical approach
that relies upon the FCE Evaluator judging the worker's Body Mechanics, Bulging of Prime Muscle Movers, Involuntary Use
of Accessory Muscles, Equilibrium, Base of Support, Efficiency and Smoothness of the Movement, Heart Rate and Respirations
and Peripheralization of Symptoms. But nearly all of these criteria have no research supporting them, they're
based on "Professional Opinion and Professional Bias", and the worker's "pain reports" are not considered. The Blankenship WorkEval
relies on a 6-Point Decision Making Paradigm, only one of which is the Kinesiophysical approach. This 6-Point Decision
Making Paradigm provides FCE Evaluators with confidence that they are making the best decisions possible
with abundant research supporting
the most critical decisions.
Other FCE Systems require a Deep Squat Leg Lifting Posture while lifting from the Floor Level, because they feel it's the
"safest way to lift". But this is professionally naive. First, there is no research that proves a Deep Squat Leg
Lift is the safest way to lift, it's based purely on professional bias. Second, workers with Knee pain can't Squat and
obese workers can't use a Deep Squat Leg Lift posture, so those workers will not be allowed to return to work. Third, a
Deep Squat Leg Lift can't be used in All Lifting Situations, like lifting from the bottom of a Mail Cart. And fourth, Large Packages cannot
be lifted with a Deep Squat Leg Lift Posture. The Blankenship WorkEval uses a "Real World Lifting" approach, based on published
research, which allows the worker to choose the proper weight based on the type of lifting posture being
utilized. It's the most sensible and safest way to approach Floor Lifting for an FCE.
Most FCE Systems evaluate Lifting for the "Occasional Frequency" only, and then they use the U.S. Dept. of Labor's
Work Ratios to "extrapolate" how much weight can be handled "Frequently" and "Constantly". One system doesn't believe that work
is performed more than "Occasional" and most systems cannot perform Job-Specific FCE's. All of these approaches induce
large errors in their results and they cannot answer the critical questions about specific job requirements. The Blankenship
WorkEval has testing protocols for the Rare, Infrequent, Occasional, Frequent
and Constant Frequencies of work, and we have Job-Specific
FCE Protocols as well so we can match a worker to a specific job. So every work situation is covered by The Blankenship
The Blankenship WorkEval Written Report has received accolades for its simplicity and specificity.
A good FCE Report should have the
following characteristics: 1. Well Organized, 2. Detailed and Comprehensive, 3. Brief and Succinct, 4. Easy to Read with Straight-Forward
Language, 5. Easy
to Understand and Devoid of Vague Language, and 6. It Includes the Evaluator's Professional Opinions, Where
Appropriate. The Blankenship WorkEval Written Report contains all of these attributes in a 2-3 page report that takes
about 30 minutes to complete. It's designed for the busy physician to be able to read in 1-2 minutes, but also for the Medical
Case Managers, Employers and Attorneys, who want objective evidence of work capability and cooperation with the FCE process.
The Blankenship WorkEval Written Report is the standard-bearer for the FCE industry.
The Blankenship WorkEval Results Form provides the referral sources with a detailed synopsis of the worker's ability to
work in 26 Work-Related Categories, the U.S. Dept., of Labor's Physical Demand Classification of Work, a Job-Matching Section,
and a signature line for the referring physician to certify that they are in agreement with
the patient's ability to work.
And an optional component is The Blankenship WorkEval Results Laminated Card, which is given to the worker so they can keep a
copy of their work restrictions with them at all times to help prevent a reinjury. The Blankenship Workeval Results Form
and Laminated Card are industry standards that elevates
The Blankenship WorkEval above all other FCE Systems.
The Blankenship WorkEval Video Seminar is the New Way to train FCE Evaluators. You'll never have to leave your practice
to attend a live FCE Seminar. Stay home and treat your patients with no loss of continuity or income while you're
completing your FCE Training. You'll never have to worry about losing your FCE Evaluator because you can train
a new evaluator at any time. And you never have to leave home while your being trained, so there's no family
disruptions or inconveniences. The Workeval Video Seminar is presented in 30 min. segments that can be viewed at
your convenience. The videos demonstrate every test on models with a variety of Orthopaedic problems, and Blankenship
draws from his extensive video library to show you dozens of Malingerers being tested so you can see how this
difficult population tries to fake their pain and disability. It's a training experience you'll never get with any
other FCE System.
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And Now Blankenship Has Broken New FCE Ground Again,
So You'll Never Have to Travel To a Live FCE
And You'll Never Have to Be Without an FCE Evaluator Again,
Because The Blankenship WorkEval VIDEO SEMINAR is Here!
We Do One Thing and We Do It
Better Than Anyone Else!