A Therapist’s Guide to Bariatric Manual Handling
Obesity is all too common in the U.S. A survey conducted by the CDC in 2018 revealed the prevalence of obesity increased from 30.5% to 42.4% from 1999–2018. During the same time, the prevalence of severe obesity increased from 4.7% to 9.2%.
Healthcare workers experience one of the highest rates of musculoskeletal disorders worldwide, with 46% of nursing assistants reporting hurting themselves while lifting, moving, or helping a patient, and 40% were back injuries. This includes the staff working in hospitals, nursing homes, and emergency services who are required to handle and move bariatri...Read morec patients.
Common manual handling tasks include lifting, turning, repositioning patients, bathing patients, standing or transferring patients, and changing dressings. When the patient’s weight is unevenly distributed, or the patient is uncooperative or loses their balance, conventional manual handling practices can easily result in injury to the clinician.
This course addresses different manual handling techniques, considerations, and safety for patient transfers for everyone involved. This aids in staff retention, reduces workplace injuries and prolongs a clinician’s career in their chosen field of healthcare. Less...
- Identify risks, environment assessment and patient assessment tools.
- Apply bariatric handling algorithms to everyday transfers.
- Determine best transfer techniques and options.
- Differentiate between safe and unsafe transfers to both the staff and the patient.
Saturday, September 09, 2023
09:00 AM EDT - 12:10 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
About the speaker
Rina Pandya, PT, DPT
Dr. Pandya graduated from Manipal University, India in 2000 as well as University of Michigan, in 2018 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Rina conducts live webinars and is part of the continuing professional development teaching community with courses published in the UK, US, South Africa, Ireland and Australia. Rina is a member of APTA, HCPC-UK and OAP-Oman. Her pocket-books are now available on Amazon titled - Orthopedic Assessments made easy.
9:00 am - 10:30 am: Introduction, risk, assessments, patient tools and bariaric handling algorithms
10:30 am - 10:40 am: 10 min break
10:40 am - 12:00 pm: Transfer techniques, staff/patient transfer differentiation
12:00 pm - 12:10 pm: Q&A, conclusion
CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours
New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy
Texas Physical Therapy Association
Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
Ohio Physical Therapy Association
Michigan Board of Physical Therapy
Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice
New York State Education Department's State Board for Occupational Therapy
Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board
New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
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