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A Therapist’s Guide to Bariatric Manual Handling

CE Hours 3

About this course

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 bariatric 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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Learning Levels

  • Intermediate

Target Audience

This self-paced course is intended for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and Nurses. (PT, PTA, OT, COTA, RN)

Course Instructor(s)

  • Rina Pandya, PT, DPT

    Dr. Pandya is an MSK senior lecturer and Fellow, at the University of West England, Bristol, UK involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Dr. Pandya’s physical therapy career spans over 23 years, through the UK, the USA and the Middle East. She has worked in Nationalized Healthcare Services, American health care and self pay services in acute care, in-patient rehab, skilled nursing facility, home healthcare and outpatient clinic. In addition to being a clinician she has developed specialty programs based on evidence-based practice in her role as a project manager. She has also managed the Physical Therapy department in the capacity of Head of Department in a premier private hospital in Oman. Rina is an internationally published webinar presenter.

    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.

Disclosure

DISCLOSURE OF RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS CE Learning Systems adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity ― including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others ― are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (formerly known as commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity. The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by this activity’s planners, faculty, and the reviewer: PLANNERS AND REVIEWER The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships. FACULTY The faculty of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

References

  • Dockrell, S., & Hurley, G. (2021). Moving and handling care of bariatric patients: a survey of clinical nurse managers. Journal of Research in Nursing, 26(3), 194-204.
  • Collins, F. (2020). Implementing a Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Program to Prevent Staff Injury.
  • Corbyn, C., & Rush, A. (2010). Challenges of wound management in bariatric patients. Wounds UK, 6(4), 62-71.
  • Gallagher, S. (2004). Panniculectomy: more than a tummy tuck. Nursing2020, 34(12), 48-50.
  • Garzillo, E. M., Monaco, M. G. L., Corvino, A. R., D’Ancicco, F., Feola, D., Della Ventura, D., ... & Lamberti, M. (2020). Healthcare workers and manual patient handling: A pilot study for interdisciplinary training. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(14), 4971.
  • Gomez-Peralta, F., Abreu, C., Cruz-Bravo, M., Alcarria, E., Gutierrez-Buey, G., Krakauer, N. Y., & Krakauer, J. C. (2018). Relationship between “a body shape index (ABSI)” and body composition in obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetology & metabolic syndrome, 10(1), 1-8.
  • Hales, C., Curran, N., & de Vries, K. (2018). Morbidly obese patients' experiences of mobility during hospitalisation and rehabilitation: A qualitative descriptive study. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 34(1).
  • Hwang, J., Kuppam, V. A., Chodraju, S. S. R., Chen, J., & Kim, J. H. (2019). Commercially available friction-reducing patient-transfer devices reduce biomechanical stresses on caregivers’ upper extremities and low back. Human factors, 61(7), 1125-1140.
  • Jones, D., Martinez-Amezcua, P., & Pandian, V. (2020). Utilization of Resources by Patients Who Are Morbid and Super Obese Admitted to a Tertiary Care Center. Journal of patient safety, 16(2), 143-148.
  • McClean, K., Cross, M., & Reed, S. (2021). Risks to healthcare organizations and staff who manage obese (Bariatric) patients and use of obesity data to mitigate risks: a Literature Review. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 14, 577.
  • Muir, M., & Archer-Heese, G. (2009). Essentials of a bariatric patient handling program. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 14(1), 5.

CE Process Info

Content

  • Materials
    3 parts
    • Webinar Recording
    • Presentation Slides
    • Guide on Bariatric Handling- The Blurry slides

CE Approvals

  • New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy (NYSEDPT)

    CE Learning Systems dba Make an Impact, CE-Credit.com & AddictionCounselorCE.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of continuing education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.

  • Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA)

    This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 3 CCUs for PTs and PTAs. Approval Number 76994TX

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (FBOT)

    CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy to sponsor continuing education for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CE Broker Provider Number 50-315

  • Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA)

    This course is approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association for PTs and PTAs. OPTA approval number 23S0507

  • Michigan Board of Physical Therapy (MIBPT)

    The Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts continuing education programs if approved by another state board of physical therapy. This continuing education activity is approved for the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy based on the approval by the New York State Board of Physical Therapy Approval.

  • Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice (FLBPT)

    CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by the Florida Board of Physical Therapy to sponsor continuing education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors. CE Broker Provider Number 50-315. FLBPT Approval Number: CE23-979752

  • Michigan Board of Occupational Therapy (MIBOT)

    The Michigan Board of Occupational Therapy accepts continuing education programs if approved by another state board of occupational therapy. This continuing education activity is approved for the Michigan Board of Occupational Therapy based on the approval by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (#50-315).

  • New York State Education Department's State Board for Occupational Therapy (NYSEDOT)

    CE Learning Systems dba Make an Impact, CE-Credit.com & AddictionCounselorCE.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Occupational Therapy as an approved provider of continuing education for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants.

  • Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board (OTPAT)

    This course is approved for 3 contact hours by the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board. Approval 230073

  • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (NJTPTE)

    This activity has been approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 3 credit hours for PTs and PTAs. Approval Number 2212-114

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    To complete the course, review the course objectives, then review the material, and then pass the exam with a score of 75% or greater and lastly complete an evaluation.
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A Therapist’s Guide to Bariatric Manual Handling
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    Nov 28th, 2023

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