The goals of wheelchair seating include managing posture and pressure as well as providing stability for function. Postural care addresses positioning outside of the wheelchair, particularly during sleep, and can be used to improve the quality and duration of sleep, promote health and maintain safety during sleep, as well as to minimize, prevent and even reverse orthopedic changes.
Please note: Postural care is related to wheelchair seating because positioning during a 24-hour period impacts what our wheelchair seating solutions are. While many case studies are pediatric within this course, this information applies across all ages.This course is part of the Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS) Review Series.
Course created on January 3, 2019
Course Type: Recorded Webinar, Text/Transcript
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/1.0; AL/1.0; AR/1.0; AZ/1.0; CA/1.0; CO/1.0; CT/1.0; DE/1.0; GA/1.0; HI/1.0; IA/1.0; IACET/0.1; ID/1.0; IL/1.0; IN/1.0; KS/1.0; KY/1.0 Category 2; MA/1.0; ME/1.0; MI/1.0; MO/1.0; MS/1.0; MT/1.0; NC/1.0; ND/1.0; NE/1.0; NH/1.0; NY/1.0; OR/1.0; PA/1.0; RESNA/0.1; RI/1.0; SC/1.0; SD/1.0; TN/1.0; TX/1.0; UT/1.0; VA/1.0; VT/1.0; WA/1.0; WI/1.0; WY/1.0
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 goals of postural care.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 clinical indicators for positioning during sleep.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 strategies to position a client during sleep.
|5-20 Minutes||Goals of Postural Care|
|30-45 Minutes||Case Studies|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Michelle is an occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience and has been in private practice, Access to Independence, for over 10 years. She is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally and has authored numerous texts, chapters, and articles. She is the co-editor of Seating and Wheeled Mobility: a clinical resource guide, editor of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, 4th ed., NRRTS Continuing Education Curriculum Coordinator and Clinical Editor of NRRTS Directions magazine. Michelle is a RESNA Fellow and member of the Clinician Task Force. Michelle is a certified ATP, certified SMS and is a Senior Disability Analyst of the ABDA.
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