Wheelchair seating for pressure management (November 14, 2017)

Wheelchair seating for pressure management (November 14, 2017)


Wheelchair Seating for Pressure Management

People who use wheelchairs are at risk for pressure injuries, and so pressure management must always be considered in wheelchair seating and mobility. Occupational therapists prescribe wheelchairs and a core responsibility is to define the risk for pressure injury through assessment (including pressure mapping) and then to ensure that the wheelchair configuration and seating supports are responsive to this risk as well as meeting your client’s participation goals. Seating interventions to manage pressure for the seated client are described with case studies; including posture modifications; facilitating position change; surface selection (pressure redistribution, force isolation and dynamic); and microclimate management.

After taking part in this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the clinical process used to determine pressure risk and name two tools.
  2. Name and describe at least 3 seating interventions used to manage pressure.
  3. Name and describe 3 pressure mapping interpretation parameters.

This purchase is for individual access to the On-Demand Practice Evidence Webinar from November 14th, 2017. Access to the recording, handouts and certificate is provided by email immediately following purchase. No cancellations/refunds will be provided once the purchase is completed. Please visit the Webinars FAQ for technical requirements and additional information.

This access will expire on February 28, 2021.

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Jo-Anne Chisholm

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