This presentation will explore the ergonomic risk factors associated with caring for a baby while looking at postpartum mothers as a specialized population. Practical strategies to prevent or reduce the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders will be discussed.
Live WebinarThu, Aug 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT
CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Activity Demands; CE Broker/1.0 Live, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-728224; IACET/0.1; NBCOT/1.25 Beginner, Health And Wellness
- After this course, participants will be able to list physiological and psychological factors that make mothers a specialized population for occupational therapy intervention.
- After this course, participants will be able to list ergonomic risk factors present when postpartum mothers are performing childcare related tasks.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss a prevention and/or health promotion approach to caregiving for young infants/children and practical strategies for postpartum mothers to implement.
|5-10 Minutes||Overview of postpartum concerns and recognizing mothers as special population for OT|
|10-15 Minutes||Overview of MSDs related to child rearing/care of others|
|15-25 Minutes||Discussion of ergonomic risk factors related to child rearing/care of others|
|25-35 Minutes||Analysis of prevention and health promotion model vs. rehabilitative|
|35-40 Minutes||General recommendations to promote the reduction of MSDs during child care tasks|
|40-55 Minutes||Practical application: Examples for specific activities|
|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.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
Course participation information
To ensure you are ready to participate, please complete our short Test Drive to prepare your computer to view the course.
Login and logout times will be recorded and documented.
Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.
Live Webinars allow presenter and participant interaction. The exam and course evaluation for these courses must be completed within 7 days of the event.
On-demand courses include texts, video and audio recordings of live webinars, and multimedia formats. The exam and course evaluation for on-demand courses must be completed within 30 days of course registration.
To participate in the course, complete the exam, and earn continuing education credit (where applicable), you must be a OccupationalTherapy.com member.
OccupationalTherapy.com is committed to providing equal opportunities in accordance with all applicable laws. If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will review your request and respond in a timely manner. Please note that we will require a minimum of 2 weeks to provide a reasonable accommodation for your request.
Visit our Contact us page or give us a call if you have questions.
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 (Introductory level, Category 1: Domain of OT - Activity Demands Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, Live, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), 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
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
OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Beginner level, Health and Wellness Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.