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
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-756224; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Rehabilitation; RESNA/0.1 Intermediate
- 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|
Ana Endsjo MOTR/L, CLT has worked as an occupational therapist since 2001, in a variety of treatment settings including acute care, sub-acute care, outpatient, acute rehab, long term care, and as a lymphedema certified therapist. She has worked mostly with the geriatric population, focused on seating and positioning and contracture management of the nursing home resident.
In January 2016, she started a new role with Comfort Company as the Clinical Education Manager for the long term care division and then joined the Permobil family in October 2017 as Clinical Marketing Manager. In this role, she developed an education program for long term care settings with the hope to guide other therapists, rehab directors, nurses, and administrators to understand the critical role proper wheelchair positioning plays in the prevention and treatment of serious health complications within long term care centers.
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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