Understanding the Geriatric Population: Risks Associated with Prolonged Sitting and Goals of a Therapist, in Partnership with The Permobil Academy

Course: #4447Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Live WebinarTue, Nov 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST

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.

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Live Webinar

Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST

CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Performance Patterns; CE Broker/1.0 Live, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), Related To Direct Hands-On Patient Care (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-673977; IACET/0.1; NBCOT/1.25 Intermediate, Geriatrics

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to name three health risks associated with PROLONGED sitting in an abnormal posture.
  • checkmarkAfter 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.
  • checkmarkAfter 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.

Agenda

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

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Ana Endsjo received an honorarium for presenting this course. Ana Endsjo works for The Permobil Academy, whose content is discussed in this courses. Non-financial: Ana Endsjo has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

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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American Occupational Therapy Association

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 (Intermediate level, Category 1: Domain of OT - Performance Patterns Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


CE Broker

CE Broker

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), Related to Direct Hands-On Patient Care (GA), 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

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

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Geriatrics Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.