Back injuries can be painful and, because of their difficulty with healing, they can hinder your daily life. To make things worse, is if you’ve experienced a back injury before, you are more likely to have another one in the future. Preventing a back injury from reoccurring is important and manageable with proper techniques and procedures. If you are someone who has never had a back injury before, you can do yourself a favor and prevent such an experience. In this course, you’ll learn basis of back injury prevention – which includes identifying risks, implementing proper lifting techniques, and strengthening you’re your back.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.
Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1729953
This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.
This program is approved for 0.50 hours by the Dietary Managers Association. Approval code 162985.
Section 1: Back Injury Prevention
A. About This Course / Learning Objectives
Section 2: The Anatomy of the Back
A. Signs and Symptoms of Back Injury
B. Are You at Risk for Developing a Back Injury?
Section 3: Prevention
A. Assessing the Lift
B. What Do You Think?
C. Proper Lifting
D. Proper Carrying
E. Back Safety in the Workplace
F. What Can You Do?
G. Back and Core Exercises
H. Back Stretches
I. Posture, Posture, Posture
Section 4: Conclusion
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Wound Care Certified. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the Director of Curriculum Design & Research for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules across the healthcare continuum. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, leadership, management, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI). Disclosure: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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