CEU Course, Louisville: Bariatric Ergonomics

Event Date: 2/22/2014 - 2/22/2014 Time:8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Bariatric Ergonomics: Transfers & Mobility of the Obese Patient
Saturday, Feb 22, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Rudd Heart and Lung Conference Center, Louisville

Speaker: Michael Dionne, PT, Choice Physical Therapy, Inc.
Audience: PT, PTA, COTA, Nurse, SLP
CEUs: 8 Contact Hours
Learning Format: Lecture/Lab
Open/Closed: Open to the Public
Cost: PRN Eligible with Director Approval
Registration: Contact Rebecca Richmond, rebeccarichmond@kentuckyonehealth.org

Educational Objectives:

  • Define obesity and identify high-risk individuals based upon body type.
  • Identify patient equipment needs to work within a No Lift Environment.
  • Provide appropriate equipment prescription and use of screening tools.
  • Identify movement patterns based upon body type for safe mobilization of the obese patient.

Course Description:

This eight-hour course prepares the health care professional with valuable information for meeting the fastest growing patient population in health care today. It will present transfer and mobility challenges for those who are obese and functionally impaired while demonstrating a systematic method of progression and equipment prescription to work within the "No Lift Environment." This program is intended for rehab personnel and those who have significant interest in working with the Patient of Size.