Challenges to Seating and Positioning: Common Seating Misconceptions that Get in the Way, presented in partnership with The Permobil Academy

Course: #4446Level: Intermediate1 Hour 300 Reviews
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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.

Course created on November 5, 2019

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-756224; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Rehabilitation; RESNA/0.1 Intermediate

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to name three common misconceptions that lead to poor posture in a wheelchair.
  • checkmarkAfter 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.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe three negative consequences to the wheelchair user when using elevating leg rests on a manual wheelchair.

Agenda

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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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Ana Endsjo received an honorarium for presenting this course. Ana Endsjo works for The Permobil Academy, whose content is discussed in this courses. Non-financial: Ana Endsjo has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Sponsor Disclosure: This course was sponsored by OccupationalTherapy.com in partnership with The Permobil Academy at Permobil.

Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on products and services provided by The Permobil Academy at Permobil.

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American Occupational Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved CE provider #7659 by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This course is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


CE Broker

CE Broker

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you.


International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.


National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Rehabilitation Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.


Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America

The continued family of websites, including OccupationalTherapy.com, is an approved CE provider by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). This course is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, unknown Area). The assignment of RESNA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by RESNA.