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StrokeHelp ®: Bed Positioning and Mobility

presented by Jan Davis

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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The rehabilitation process begins before the patient gets out of the hospital bed. Proper facilitation and handling methods can give your patients a big head start in their rehabilitation process. This course clearly demonstrates therapeutic methods of proper Bed Positioning and Bed Mobility to facilitate trunk and limb control as well as improve comfort and prevent pain and contractures. Included are videos and 11 practice labs.

Meet Your Instructor

Jan Davis, MS, OTR/L

Jan Davis, MS, OTR/L is an internationally recognized leader in providing clinical training for therapists working in stroke rehabilitation. Trained as an occupational therapist (OT) in the United States, Davis’ career has spanned several areas of healthcare. She has worked in inpatient rehabilitation centers, directed OT departments in rehabilitation centers located in California and Switzerland.…

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1. Introduction to Course

This introductory chapter provides an overview of how to use this learning module.

2. Bed Positioning

This chapter describes the specific handling methods and therapeutic benefits of positioning the stroke survivor on 1) the involved side, 2) the noninvolved side, and 3) supine. Videos and practice labs demonstrate facilitation techniques and tips for ease and comfort with each method.

3. Bed Mobility, Scooting

This chapter provides solutions to the challenges of helping patients scoot side-to-side or up-and-down in bed. Each method facilitates selective control of the trunk, limbs and head, when done correctly.

4. Bed Mobility, Changing Positions & Summary

This chapter gives great tips on helping your patients come from supine to sitting at the side of the bed. Each method is demonstrated with videos of proper handling skills and step-by-step instructions facilitating movement and, at the same time, protecting your back. Everyone working with stroke survivors should learn these important skills.

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