PANCE Blueprint Musculoskeletal (8%)

2022/2023 PANRE & PANRE-LA Musculoskeletal System Content Blueprint

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Musculoskeletal System: 8%
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Performance Expectation

History & Physical Diagnosis Intervention (Basic) Intervention (Complex)
Acute osteomyelitis · · ·
Avascular necrosis · ·
Bursitis · · ·
Carpal tunnel syndrome · · ·
Compartment syndrome · · ·
Fibromyalgia · ·
Fractures and dislocations:

Fractures and dislocations of the ankle and foot

Fractures and dislocations of the knee

Fractures and dislocations of the hip

Fractures and dislocations of the forearm, wrist, and hand

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Ganglion · ·
Gout and pseudogout · · ·
Inflammatory arthropathy (rheumatoid arthritis [including juvenile], psoriatic arthritis) · ·
Lateral/medial epicondylitis · · ·
Osgood-Schlatter disease · ·
Osteoarthritis · · ·
Rotator cuff tear · · ·
Scoliosis · ·
Septic arthritis · · ·
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis/congenital hip dysplasia · ·
Spinal disk herniation · · ·
Spinal stenosis · ·
Sprain and strain injuries

Soft tissue injuries of the knee

Soft tissue injuries of the ankle and foot

Soft tissue injuries of the shoulder

Soft tissue injuries of the forearm, wrist, and hand

Back strain and sprain 

· · ·
Systemic lupus erythematosus · ·
Temporal arteritis (giant cell arteritis) · · ·
Tendinitis (infectious, non-infectious) · · ·
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2022 Musculoskeletal System Blueprint: 9%
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Diseases and Disorders Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Acute/chronic osteomyelitis
Avascular necrosis
Back strain/sprain, Lower back injuries
Biceps tendinitis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Cauda equina syndrome
Compartment syndrome
de Quervain tenosynovitis
Fibromyalgia
Fractures and dislocations: knee/patella, ankle/foot, forearm/wrist/hand, shoulder, hipspine
Ganglion
Gout/pseudogout
Kyphosis
Lateral and medial epicondylitis
Osgood-Schlatter disease
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Rotator cuff tear
Scoliosis
Septic arthritis
Shoulder bursitis
Shoulder tendinitis
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
Soft-tissue injuries of the knee, foot/ankle, forearm/wrist/hand
Spinal disk herniation
Spinal stenosis
Systemic lupus erythematosus
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  • Level 1: Recognize most likely diagnosis using signs, symptoms, and risks; refer appropriately.
  • Level 2: Make appropriate diagnosis by recognizing signs, symptoms, risks and/or interpreting results of diagnostic studies, and have knowledge of first-line treatment.
  • Level 3: Make appropriate diagnosis by recognizing signs, symptoms, risks and/or interpreting results of diagnostic studies and have knowledge of first-line treatment. In addition, have knowledge required to manage well- known comorbid conditions, contraindications, and complications.
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