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Mobilizing Bariatric Patients (6 contact hours) (#920)

Course Level:  Intermediate

Item Number:  920

Hours:  6

Price:  $72.00

Email Price:  $67.00

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~~ Mail format of course material is in a 8 1/2" x 11" booklet.

 

Description

All healthcare professionals who have been in practice for any length of time have not needed the media to tell them that there is an obesity epidemic. As a therapist, do you feel competent to treat patients of size? This course is designed to help PTs, PTAs, OTs, and OTAs mobilize patients who are obese in a manner that is functional and respectful for the patient and safe for the staff. Learn barriers to mobility, various body types in patients of size and how it affects mobilization and ADLs, when to safely mobilize, state and federal laws for safe lifting, bariatric equipment available, special needs of patients of size in emergency situations, and more. This course is directed to therapists working in all settings, including acute care, rehabilitation, nursing facilities, home health or outpatient clinics. This is an important and necessary course for therapists working in today’s health care system with today’s increasing bariatric population.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------***COURSE OBJECTIVES*** At the completion of this course, the therapist will be able to: Unit I: • Define obesity and know how it is measured • Understand the causes and concerns of the recent increase in obesity and what this means for health care in general and for PTs and OTs in particular Unit II: • Understand six barriers to mobility for bariatric patients o comorbidities o skin issues o surgery and post-operative issues o weight-bearing status o patient goals and support system o equipment Unit III: • Know how to make adaptations to obtain accurate vital signs in patients of size • Be familiar with pain issues in patients of size and how to counter them • Define the six body types and know how body type affects mobilization • Know when to safely mobilize patients of size • Know which strategies contribute to safe mobilization • Know how to adjust treatment to address endurance issues in patients of size Unit IV: • Be familiar with state and federal laws/recommendations for safe lifting • Be familiar with bariatric equipment and know when and how to order it for patients in different settings Unit V: • Be aware of special needs of patients of size in emergency situations • Understand the importance of maintaining the dignity of patients in this population • Be familiar with strategies to help you talk to your patients about weight management and health

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With this option, your course materials and exam will be emailed directly to you. You may choose to print the exam and submit by fax or mail. Exam will be graded within 2 business days and a certificate of completion issued next day. Faxed copy of certificate available if you are pressed for time. You are automatically enrolled in the online testing program. YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO TAKE THE EXAM ONLINE. YOU MAY SUBMIT THE PRINTED EXAM THAT IS SENT WITH YOUR EMAIL COURSE. INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED.

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Purchasing an eBook will give you access to that course through www.Elsevier.com. Just sign-up with them and enter your eBook code to download your eBook. The following courses are now available by eBook:#411e, #412e, #414e, #438e, #809e, and #1510e. You may print the emailed exam and submit by fax or mail. Exam will be graded within 2 business days and a certificate of completion issued next day. Faxed copy of certificate available if you are pressed for time.  You are automatically enrolled in the online testing program. YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO TAKE THE EXAM ONLINE. YOU MAY SUBMIT THE PRINTED EXAM THAT IS SENT WITH YOUR EBOOK COURSE. INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED.

By Mail By Mail

Course(s) are mailed within 2 business days by first class, priority mail USPS, or UPS (overnight delivery is also available). ALLOW 5-7 BUSINESS DAYS FOR DELIVERY. You may submit exam by mail or fax. Exam will be graded within 2 business days and a certificate of completion issued next day. Faxed copy of certificate available if you are pressed for time. You are automatically enrolled in the online testing program. YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO TAKE THE EXAM ONLINE. YOU MAY SUBMIT THE PRINTED EXAM THAT IS ENCLOSED IN YOUR MAIL PACKET. INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED.

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Course Reviews

this was a useful course.. thank you
Casey L., Sep. 29, 2017

I am anxious to share this information with my colleagues. Thanks for an excellent course.
Cynthia M. H – PT WI & AZ, Jun. 25, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed the information in this course. I found it very helpful
Loraine W, Feb. 6, 2015

This has been so interesting and very beneficial!
Jennifer L. – KY PTA, Dec. 7, 2014

Great course. It held my attention
Anonymous, Mar. 5, 2014

 

 

* Quantity discounts available: 10% off 2-4 mail, email or eBook courses, 15% off 5 or more mail, email or eBook courses.


* ONLINE COURSE DISCOUNT ONLY*---- 1 COURSE-- 10%, 2-4 COURSES-- 20%, 5 OR MORE COURSES-- 25%




International Orders: ~extra $45 fee for delivery outside United States.