Wheelchairs and Other Ambulatory Aids

Wheelchairs and Other Ambulatory Aids 

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with the correct use of the differing ambulatory devices used to ensure the safety of the resident and caregiver when transferring or supporting residents during ambulation. Information about different devices are presented e.g., how it works, intended uses, application, safety considerations. The course engages the learners in learning how to utilize different devices and assisting residents with ambulation and transfers as well as how to ensure the safety of both the resident and the caregiver when providing this assistance.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-WOAA

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Oregon Department of Human Services (AFH)

1.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-WOAA
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Explain the use of each of the common mobility devices.
Name 5 suggestions for assisting a resident when in a wheelchair.
Discuss major safety considerations for residents in a wheelchair.
Contrast the differences between an electric wheelchair and a mobility scooter.
Discuss the different types of walkers.
Describe safety considerations for residents who use a walker.
Name the benefits of a quad cane vs. a single point cane.
Describe safety considerations for residents who use a cane.
Briefly describe two types of crutches.
Explain how direct care staff should safely use a gait belt when assisting a resident.
Briefly describe how to practice back safety when lifting an object or transferring a resident.
Instructor: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN
Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN, was a subject matter expert for Relias. She has 25 years of healthcare experience in both acute and post-acute healthcare environments. Her experience includes leadership and management across the healthcare spectrum. She has owned and operated an assisted living business. Carlson's clinical practice includes acute care, long-term acute care, home health and hospice. Carlson has served for over a decade in various board positions for State Nursing Associations, including president. She has been a nurse planner for multiple continuing education events and has experience as a leader in the design and implementation of an ANCC-CNE accredited approver unit for a multi-state nursing consortium. Carlson is certified as Critical Care Registered Nurse.    Disclosure: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN
Cynthia McDaniel MSN RN, is a nurse and administrative consultant in long term care. She is the CEO of ElderWise Inc, a senior living consulting and education group. Cynthia has worked as a nurse consultant for the States of Oregon and Washington,  a geriatric care manager, a regional director of clinical operations for a senior living company, and an assistant professor at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing. Her research in assisted living focused on the characteristics of residents in assisted living communities and the role of the nurse in assisted living. Cynthia holds a Master's of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University in nursing education. She is a Fellow of the Sigma Theta Tau/John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy.  Disclosure: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Administrators; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.