This course is geared to clear up common misconceptions of seating and positioning that create barriers for successful wheelchair positioning of the Long Term Care (LTC) resident. After this course, an LTC therapist will be better informed on basic seating and positioning principles to better choose a wheelchair, cushion and back support.
- After this course, participants will be able to name three common misconceptions that lead to poor posture in a wheelchair.
- After this course, participants will be able to name three reasons why a K0004 manual wheelchair is a better option than a K0001, K0002 or K0003 manual wheelchair when in institutional settings with limited funding.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe three negative consequences to the wheelchair user when using elevating leg rests on a manual wheelchair.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction/Overview/Review of Course Objectives|
|5-10 Minutes||Discuss common seating misconceptions that prevent resident’s in long term care facilities from obtaining the appropriate wheelchair equipment|
|10-15 Minutes||Discuss the importance of chair angles, fitting and measuring for appropriately fitting equipment to the individual|
|15-30 Minutes||Discuss the importance of back supports and its interplay with the cushion in a seating system|
|30-45 Minutes||Discuss the difference in wheelchair models and their ability to fit the resident’s postural needs|
|45-55 Minutes||Discuss the overuse of elevating leg rests and how they can increase the likelihood of falls and pressure injuries to a wheelchair user.|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary and statement of communication with the instructor for all questions and discussion points|
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