Choosing the Appropriate Wheelchair System for the Resident with Cognitive Impairment (1.0 CE for PT)

10-15-2020 08:22 AM

Layers of the Skin
Course Description

In the nursing home setting, an approximate 60% of all nursing home residents are dealing with some type of dementia. This makes positioning very difficult as the therapist does not get accurate feedback that would back up equipment choices in regard to choosing the appropriate cushion, back support and accessories to meet the individualized need of every resident. Learn about what functional losses can be expected with the different areas of the brain damaged with dementia and learn some seating and positioning techniques to ensure successful seating interventions with residents diagnosed with dementia.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
  • Correctly identify three seating and positioning related goals for a resident with cognitive impairment.
  • By end of course, the learner can independently list two diagnoses not considered dementia that present with dementia signs and symptoms.
  • Describe two functional losses associated with damage to the thalamus that would increase the risk to develop a pressure injury.
Intended Audience

This course is intended for physical and occupational therapists and aides.

1.0 CE for Physical therapists