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)

10-15-2020 09:14

Layers of the Skin

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 considerations of using each. Through this deeper understanding of the construction of a cushion, you will be better informed as to what type of skin protection cushion to purchase for your at-risk elderly resident.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
  • Name three characteristics that make a resident a candidate for a skin protection cushion.
  • Define the goal of a skin protection cushion.
  • List two contours added to a cushion that assist in optimal pelvic alignment.

Intended Audience

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

1.0 CE for Physical therapists 

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