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Selecting a Seat Cushion & Back Support

  • Castletroy Hotel, Limerick Limerick Ireland (map)

The focus of discussion will be on principles and practices as they relate to seating/positioning and with a special emphasis on skin integrity and postural management. The hands-on assessment process including the use of interface pressure mapping and iShear if applicable, will be reviewed with emphasis on conducting a risk assessment for sitting related pressure injuries in combination with a postural and functional analysis. Considerations for the selection of seat cushions and back supports using a clinical and scientific approach, will be reviewed. We will as a group identify the key parameters for seat cushions and back supports being prescribed with regard to the results of our clinical assessment . Interactive discussion will emphasize the importance of using this approach as we strive to justify and be accountable for everything prescribed.

This course will facilitate critical thinking and assist therapists in confident decision-making, clear documentation and positive objective outcomes.

Please contact Claire Newman at claire.newman@hc21.ie for information about registration.

Earlier Event: October 23
Selecting a Seat Cushion & Back Support
Later Event: November 12
Selecting a Seat Cushion & Back Support