Credit: .1 CEU
Speaker: Ana Endsjo, MOTR/L, CLT
Sponsored by Permobil
Beginner Level, Seating and Positioning, ATP/SMS Prep Content
In this course, we will look at typical abnormal sitting postures that place the elderly client at high risk for multiple medical complications. These medical complications not only increase the risk of compromising major bodily systems such as the respiratory and digestive systems, increase the risk of the development of pressure injuries and impede the healing of existing wounds but contribute to an overall decreased quality of life. You will learn to quickly identify these postures and link some key recommendations from the NPIAP’s 2019 Clinical Practice Guideline to decrease the risk of the dreaded wound among this population.
Participants will be able to identify 2 abnormal postures that compromise healing of an existing pressure injury.
Participants will be able to name 2 medical complications that may result from poor seated posture that could decrease the quality of life of the elderly client.
Participants will be able to name two reasons poor seated posture may impair wound healing.