This course is designed to assist the long term care (LTC) therapist to have a better understanding of the changing body of an elderly resident and the increased risk of sitting in an abnormal posture. It discusses health issues related to prolonged sitting in an abnormal posture. The course identifies the goals of an LTC when it comes to positioning the elderly resident in a wheelchair considering these postures and health-related issues.
Course created on November 19, 2019
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Performance Patterns; 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 #20-756238; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Geriatrics; RESNA/0.1 Intermediate
- After this course, participants will be able to name three health risks associated with PROLONGED sitting in an abnormal posture.
- After this course, participants will be able to list two key questions to ask yourself during a wheelchair seating evaluation that will lead you to achieve an optimal seating system to reduce risks associated with prolonged sitting in abnormal postures.
- After this course, participants will be able to name two wheelchair positioning goals related to preventing medical complications associated with prolonged sitting in an abnormal posture.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction/Overview/Review Course Objectives|
|5-15 Minutes||Discuss why the geriatric population is more prone to falls, pressure injuries than younger adults|
|15-25 Minutes||Review the postural abnormalities that arise from poor wheelchair systems and how it affects, the pelvis, spine, head, and neck|
|25-40 Minutes||Discuss other health complications that can arise from poor wheelchair postures|
|40-55 Minutes||Discuss key questions that the therapists should ask during the evaluation process that will help position every resident according to their personalized need|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary and statement of communication with the instructor for all questions and discussion points|
Ana Endsjo, MOTR/L, CLT
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.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
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