RETAIN: Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network

Many injured or ill workers could remain in their jobs or the workforce if they received timely, coordinated assistance to navigate stay-at-work/return-to-work (SAW/RTW) services. The Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) project helps individuals return to the workforce following an injury or illness and reap the benefits of gainful employment. Healthcare providers can positively impact stay-at-work (SAW)/return-to-work (RTW) outcomes through collaboration with an injured or ill individual and their employer.

This Course will Address the Following Learning Objectives

1. Identify federal policies preventing discrimination and providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities in the workplace.
2. Recognize the wide-ranging impacts when workers do not return to work.
3. Describe current barriers for patients experiencing illness/injury in return to work.
4. Describe a systems approach to return to work, including relevant stakeholders.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of strategies to engage rehabilitation professionals in return-to-work efforts.

Target Audience
Health Care Providers (physicians, PAs, MAs), Nurses (APRN, RN, LPN), Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists.

Accreditation Statement
 The University of Louisville School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
 The University of Louisville School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses - This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 1.2 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-12-24-1340. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content. Completion criteria to obtain CE's: Attend entire session and complete the evaluation.

APTA Kentucky APPROVED 1.2 accredited Physical Therapy Contact Hours Category 2

Kentucky Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology APPROVED 1.2 accredited Speech-Language Pathology CEU

KY Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy APPROVED 0.7 credit hours.

 This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMs). Default Credits: 1; Activity Code: U00058509; Approval #: 240000581; Expiration Date: 28-FEB-25.

Course Instructions
This course consists of one module offering 1.0 credit hour. During the course you will participate in a video presentation.

  • You will have to register and create a user profile before you are able to view the material.
  • Once you have finished viewing the material you can either close the presentation window or select the CME Publisher Portal window at the top of the screen to continue with your  evaluation and generation of your CME certificate.
  • If you are not able to complete a module in one sitting you will be able to re-access the material once you have registered for the course. CLICK HERE on the module registration link below and sign in, then Click Registration History from the menu at the left of the page to continue the activity.

Hardware & Software Requirements

High speed internet connection
Browser: Google Chrome is recommended

As a provider accredited by the ACCME, the Office of CME&PD, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its accredited educational activities. All Planners, faculty, reviewers, and other persons that affected the content of this CME activity were required to submit a financial disclosure form from which relevant conflicts of interest were determined. If any relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies were disclosed, the materials each of them prepared for this program (or influenced) were peer-reviewed and determined to be without ineligible company bias, were considered fair and balanced in terms of therapeutic options, and presented evidence-based content. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated prior to this activity.

Course Directors
Priya Chandan, MD, MPH, PhD - UofL SOM
Matthew Adamkin, MD - UofL SOM

Course Coordinator
Lynn T. Robbins - UofL Health System

Planning Committee and Faculty
Priya Chandan, MD, MPH, PhD - UofL SOM
Matthew Adamkin, MD - UofL SOM
Jamie Valis,  PhD - Kramer Davis Health
Lynn T. Robbins, BSN, BA, CRRN - UofL Health System
Kristina Kirk, DPT - UofL Health System
Mackenzie Wilson, DPT - UofL Health System

The course director, coordinator, planning committee members, and faculty members have nothing to disclose for this CME activity.

CME & PD Staff and Advisory Board The University of Louisville CME & PD Advisory Board and office staff have nothing to disclose with the following Board Member exceptions: Sathya Krishnasamy, MD -  Novo Nordisk, Kowa (Grant Funding);  Ashlee Bergin, MD – Oraganon (Speaking);  Michael Sowell, MD – Amgen, Abbvie, Biohaven, Teva, Lundbeck (Speaking); Rainer Lenhardt, MD - CSL, Behring (Speaking).

Learner Consent Statement
Names or contact information of learners will not be shared with any ineligible company or its agents without the explicit consent of the individual learner.

Original Release & Termination Dates

Medium or combination of media used: Online enduring material activity
Method of Physician Participation: Online
Estimated time to complete the educational activity: 1 hour
Course Originally Released on: 5/15/2023
Course Termination Date: 5/31/2025
Most Recently Reviewed: 5/12/2023

Additional Services
If you need accommodations due to a disability, or for an alternative form of course materials, please email  Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof.

Provider Contact Information
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Contact Information
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Privacy Policy

The University of Louisville's Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development office respects your privacy. Personal information collected from participants of our medical educational activities will not, unless required by law, be shared with any third party. The primary reason we collect your personal information is for accountability and documentation of your continuing education activities in compliance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) regulations. We do not distribute unsolicited e-mails, nor, unless required by law, do we share the names of our subscribers with any third party.

The University of Louisville has obtained permission to use the content in this educational activity.

Commercial Support
No commercial support was received or used to fund this online course.

Registration Fees
This course is provided at no cost to participants.


RETAIN Kentucky is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Social Security Administration through the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training. 100% of the funding is from U.S. Federal funds. This activity does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor or the Social Security Administration, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.