This course will review functional expectations for common transfer techniques transfers based on the level of spinal cord injury. We will review the sit pivot technique and current research applied to transfer mechanics and upper extremity preservation.
Course created on April 6, 2021
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Introductory, OT Service Delivery, 02122; CE Broker/2.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-796767; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Beginner, Rehabilitation
- Participants will be able to list at least two functional expectations for transfers for a client with spinal cord injury based on their level of injury.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three common transfer techniques for a client with a motor complete spinal cord injury based on the level of their injury.
- Participants will be able to identify at least two technique considerations for teaching a successful sit pivot transfer technique for clients with motor complete spinal cord injury.
- Participants will be able to list at least two considerations for upper extremity preservation in relationship to transfer techniques.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|15-30 Minutes||Functional expectations for transfers based on the level of injury|
|30-60 Minutes||Transfer techniques common to spinal cord injury|
|60-80 Minutes||The sit pivot transfer|
|80-100 Minutes||Progressing transfer training to the “real world”|
|100-115 Minutes||Upper extremity preservation with transfers, what does the research say?|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
PT, DPT, NCS, ATP/SMS
Kristen Cezat is a Board-Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional as well as Seating and Mobility Specialist. She currently works as a clinical specialist at Orlando Health ORMC Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation inpatient rehabilitation where her specialties include direct patient care and program development for patients with SCI and other traumatic and neurologic diagnoses. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Central Florida in 2011. Presentation experience includes PVA funded conference at Orlando Health titled “Spinal Cord Injury Treatment across the Continuum” in 2017 on topics including Seating and Mobility as well as Basic Transfer/Basic Bed mobility techniques and FPTA Spring Conference in 2019 on topic- “My Patient has a Spinal cord injury, what should I do?” She guest lectures annually with the University of Central Florida’s physical therapy program and is clinical faculty for the UCF-Orlando Health Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program. She works with a team at Orlando Health who have obtained grants from the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Craig Neilson foundation to serve those living with spinal cord injury in the Central Florida community. She recently received the APTA’s Spinal Cord Injury Special Interest Group Award for Clinical Excellence in Spinal Cord Injury Care or Service in 2020
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