This one-hour interactive course provides an overview of seating and positioning considerations for the elderly population, including the clinical decision-making process. The best practice applications of wheelchair cushions, back and secondary supports to promote safety, optimal skin/tissue health, mobility and independence will be discussed alongside considerations for set up, maintenance and proper use of seating components.
1 Contact hour(s)
On-site or Live Stream Lecture
Intermediate Level Course
What You Will Learn
By the end of this course, clinicians will have a better understanding of the changes that older adults or clients aging with a disability experience, as well as the ability to utilize best practice decision making in recommendations and training related to wheelchair seating and positioning for these individuals.
The Aging Process and Seating & Positioning
You'll learn the 3 key changes that typically occur during the aging process than can affect which seating and positioning technologies are right for them.
Skin and Tissue Health
You dive into 2 primary examples of common skin and tissue health issues that can alter seating and positioning recommendations.
Posture and Positioning
Understand the 2 posture and positioning issues that can change what seating & positioning technologies are right for your elderly patient or client.
Understand Improved Health Outcomes
Learn and discuss 3 strategies you can employ for the successful use of seating and positioning equipment for the elderly.
Course Flow & Time Outline
|5||Introduction, Overview, and Review Course Objectivess|
|20||Clinical Considerations on Agings|
|10||Clinical Application Strategiess|
|5||Summary, Question & Answers|
Statement of Clinical Relevance
Content of the activity directly relates to the scope of practice of occupational and physical therapy as defined by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
In order to obtain CEU credits, participant must attend course, sign in and out, and complete an on-line course assessment following completion of the course.
0.1 AOTA CEU(s)
1 Contact Hour(S)
Who is this program for?
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Physical Therapist Assistants
Assistive Technology Professionals
Medical Suppliers & Providers
Complex Rehabilitation Professionals
AOTA Classification Code(s)
Category: OT Service Delivery
Sychronous Live, On-site Lecture or Live Stream Lecture, Discussion, Clinical Applications, and Demonstration
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