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.
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.
This course is intended for physical and occupational therapists and aides.
1.0 CE for Physical therapists