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What to look for in a skin protection cushion: Understanding the principles of immersion vs offloading and the importance of cushion medium and geometry (1.0 CE for PT)

Course Description This course is designed to assist a therapist to decide what type of resident is appropriate for a skin protection cushion. Take an in-depth look into cushion properties such as method of pressure redistribution, cushion geometry, and medium and consider the benefits and...

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Understanding the Geriatric Population: Risks Associated with Prolonged Sitting and Goals of a Therapist (1.0 CE for PT)

Course Description This course is designed to assist the generalist therapist to have a better understanding of the changing body of an elderly client and the increased risk of sitting in an abnormal posture. It discusses health issues related to prolonged sitting in an abnormal posture. The...

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

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...

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Choosing the Appropriate Back Support in the Long Term Care Setting (1.0 CE for PT)

Course Description Take a deep look at off the shelf back supports and the critical role they play in maximizing function and in the prevention of falls, and wounds in the wheelchair system. Learn about key features of back supports such as the type of shell and the importance of...

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Causes of Abnormal Postures in the Wheelchair System: Anatomical or ill-fitting wheelchair components, what is to blame? (1.0 CE for PT)

Course Description Take a refresher of the anatomical bony landmarks used to identify and distinguish between the postural abnormalities of the pelvis. Explore the root causes and determine if the abnormal posture is due to an underlying anatomical issue or an ill-fitting wheelchair system....

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Assessment Tools: Building a Tool Box for a Successful Seating and Positioning Evaluation! (1.0 CE for PT)

Course Description Learn about important tools that each facility or clinic should possess for the therapist to complete a successful seating and positioning evaluation. From simple tools such as a goniometer to more advanced tools like a pressure map, learn how each device can not only...

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Accessorize: How to Optimize Stability and Alignment in the Wheelchair System with Accessories (1.0 CE for PT)

Course Description When you think of wheelchair accessories, do you think of flashy colors, blinking lights, and bejeweled and bedazzled upholstery? Hopefully not. Wheelchair and wheelchair seating accessories can add much more than a “cool” look. They can be instrumental in contributing to...