Sensitivity and Safe Patient Handling of the Bariatric Patient

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*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.

Target Audience

OT, COTA, PT, PTA, RN

Description

Bariatric patients are on the rise in the hospital setting. As healthcare providers, there are many challenges that come with treating patients of size to include rear of falls, fear of injury to patient and provider, as well as increased length of stay due to prolonged bed rest and medical complications. These and more cause many healthcare providers to shy away from mobilizing the bariatric patient, even when they walked in the day before.

This course will help the provider will feel educated and empowered to confidently take on mobilizing the patient of size to help them return to their prior level of function without injury to anyone. This course will also help to improve the quality of life to the patient in the process.

This course will include both lecture and lab.

Featuring Expert Faculty from the Atrium Health Learning Academy:
Kathryn E. 'Katie' Tasillo, PT, DPT

Charlotte AHEC, NC AHEC system, is an approved provider by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners with regard to activities directly related to physical therapy for continued competence.

Objectives

  • Discuss various types of falls
  • Review obesity statistics
  • Describe different body types and safe patient handling for each type
  • Explain the importance of complete history and potential home modifications
  • Discuss potential discharge planning barriers and how to overcome
  • Describe mobility problems and challenges
  • Describe therapy goals for OT and PT
  • Explain Dionne's Egress Test and other special tests to be used in a hospital setting
  • Discuss safe transfer techniques and importance of proper equipment selection
  • Discuss importance of the use of a mechanical lift to decrease work-related injuries

Contact

Chanyne C Cupil, BS

Sessions

Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Dr. Kathryn E Tasillo, PT, DPT
Date(s)
Feb 10, 2020
Time
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Check-In Time
7:30 AM
Credit
0.40 - CEU
4.00 - Contact Hours
4.00 - NCBPTE Contact Hours
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Description
Bariatric patients are on the rise in the hospital setting. As healthcare providers, there are many challenges that come with treating patients of size to include rear of falls, fear of injury to patient and provider, as well as increased length of stay due to prolonged bed rest and medical complications. These and more cause many healthcare providers to shy away from mobilizing the bariatric patient, even when they walked in the day before. This course will help the provider will feel educated and empowered to confidently take on mobilizing the patient of size to help them return to their prior level of function without injury to anyone. This course will also help to improve the quality of life to the patient in the process. This course will include both lecture and lab. Featuring Expert Faculty from the Atrium Health Learning Academy: Kathryn E. 'Katie' Tasillo, PT, DPT Charlotte AHEC, NC AHEC system, is an approved provider by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners with regard to activities directly related to physical therapy for continued competence.
Details
Status
Open
Date(s)
Feb 10, 2020
Time
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Fees
$100.00
Pre-Registration Fee (Before February 3, 2020)
Credits
0.40
CEU
4.00
Contact Hours
4.00
NCBPTE Contact Hours