The geriatric population has distinct needs which impact all areas of intervention, including wheelchair seating. Optimal seating determination is complicated by comorbidities, poor skin integrity and healing, residential status and funding issues. While challenging, bringing optimal seating to this population is critical to prevent pressure injuries, optimize function and provide comfort. This course will systematically review common seating challenges and suggested interventions for this population.
This seminar-on-demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on common seating challenges and suggested interventions for this population.
- List 3 common diagnoses seen in the geriatric population requiring seating intervention.
- List 3 geriatric specific considerations in identifying appropriate seating intervention.
- Describe clinical indicators for each of the following: a standard manual wheelchair, an ultra-lightweight manual wheelchair and power mobility.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 2
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant and Certified Athletic Trainer
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-on-Demand
The course materials for this course are available in our online format.
Financial – Michelle L. Lange is employed by Access to Independence and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.