This course will discuss the role that ergonomics can play to improve the health and wellness of childcare workers. It will also explore the physical demands of childcare related tasks and the risk factors associated with these activities and environment in which they are performed as well as practical strategies for prevention of injury.
Course created on November 15, 2018
Course Type: Video, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, 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 #20-639773; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Work And Industry
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the relationship between ergonomics and the job of a childcare worker.
- After this course, participants will be able to outline ergonomic risk factors that may occur during childcare related tasks and lead to musculoskeletal injury.
- After this course, participants will be able to list several strategies to promote wellness in childcare related tasks within the person, task, and/or environment.
|5-15 Minutes||Exploring the role and job demands of the childcare worker|
|15-25 Minutes||Review health and safety risks of childcare workers|
|25-35 Minutes||Ergonomic assessment checklists: Application to the job of childcare worker|
|35-45 Minutes||Using person, environment, occupation to outline strategies for wellness|
|45-55 Minutes||Posture, body mechanics & joint protection review/strategies|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Sara Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Sara is an occupational therapist with over 15 years of experience. She began her career working in pediatrics, then moved to a hospital setting where she gained experience, in acute care, acute rehab, and outpatient OT before becoming a certified hand therapist in 2010. With this role, Sara was able to explore ergonomics as an area of interest by performing job site evaluations and helping injured workers return to work. She is now an Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University and has utilized her clinical background to look into the health and wellness of new mothers and supporting those caring for small children – of which ergonomics can play a large role.
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