Posture Care Management: A Cross Discipline Approach
Live Webinar Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2024. 4:00-5:30pm CT
Note: If you are unable to attend the live event, you will be automatically enrolled in the on-demand version. The on-demand version will be available six weeks after the live broadcast.
Instructor: Tamara Kittelson, MS, OTR/L, ATP/SMS
Webinar Title and Description: Posture Care Management: A Cross Discipline Approach - The body moves thousands of times in one day. For patients who require complex care, have limited communication or are unable to demonstrate pain, it is crucial their care team is able to understand their needs. 24-hour positioning is essential for an individual’s social interaction, mobility, nutrition, pressure management, sleep and overall function. This webinar will review basic principles of 24-hour posture care management, applying them to varied ages and conditions with limited mobility. Strategies for assessment and implementation with transdisciplinary teams, and potential benefits in support of rehabilitation goals will be discussed.
- Define three secondary complications that are related to or worsened by altered body shapes.
- Compare and contrast destructive unsupported and healthy supported lying postures for persons with limited mobility.
Describe the benefits of utilizing therapeutic positioning outside high activity demand times.
Successful Completion: Participants will be present during the live webinar in its entirety and complete an attendance verification and assessment in the Academy Learning Portal within one month of the live air date.
Audience: Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Social Work and Speech-Language Pathologists
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This CNE is being offered for 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 8239. This distance learning interactive webinar is offered at .15 CEUs [intermediate, OT service delivery/ Foundational Knowledge AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Physical Therapists: This online course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours.
The following states require continuing education units or contact hours with no state specific approval: CT, IA, and WA
Course Directors and Planning Committee Members:
Julie Lenkiewicz, MS, CCC-SLP - Has nothing to disclose.
Melissa Kolski, PT, OCS, Dip MDT - Has nothing to disclose.
Leslie Marriott, OT - Has nothing to disclose.
Pamela Pfeifer, MS, RN, NPD-BC - Has nothing to disclose.
Speakers, Moderators and Panelists:
Tamara Kittelson, MS, OTR/L, ATP/SMS - Has nothing to disclose.
Technology Requirements: To participate, you will need access to a device with an Internet connection. Computers, laptops, iOS and Android devices are supported.
High-speed broadband Internet access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.
Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of a live webinar, please provide written notice by email or by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.