Seating and Positioning in Long Term Care: Why the Long Term Care Therapist MUST be Knowledgeable in the Principles of Seating and Positioning (1.0 CE for PT)

10-15-2020 08:39 AM

Layers of the Skin
Course Description

In this course, we dive into why a Long Term Care (LTC) therapist must have a deeper understanding in the principles of seating and positioning. This course discusses the obligations of a nursing home under the Nursing Home Reform Act and the Impact Act to protect a resident from falls and wound development and how proper wheelchair positioning relates to that obligation.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
  • Name three obligations that a nursing home has to the resident under the Nursing Home Reform Act to ensure a high quality of care and life.
  • Identify three ways that an ill-fitting wheelchair can negatively affect the day to day ADL function of a nursing home resident.
  • Name the two consequences of poor wheelchair positioning that can result in financial liability for the nursing home.
Intended Audience

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

1.0 CE for Physical therapists