ABOUT THE HEALTHCARE ERGONOMICS WORKSHOP

This 1-day Healthcare Ergonomics course will allow you to identify as well as resolve the common ergonomics risk factors facing Healthcare Workers today while gaining a fundamental understanding of general ergonomics principles. We will review common risk factors that we see today in the American worker as well as discuss issues affecting the aging workforce. We will cover practical ergonomic solutions for the office worker, clinical staff, laboratory and pharmacy.

Participants will learn to create a proactive ergonomics plan and also see real world "before and after" examples of Pharmacy, Central Processing, and Laboratory environments. Learners will also gain an understanding of a number of common ergonomics assessment tools (WISHA, NIOSH Lifting Formula, RULA, REBA, and Snook Psychophysical Tables).

This program also provides all of the components for creating an evidence-based Successful Safe Patient Handling Program as well as instructing on best practices for material handling tasks within environmental services, dietary services and central processing.

Finally, this course will instruct you on implementing a culture of safety while understanding cost benefit analyses to illustrate positive ROI.  7.5 Contact Hours

*CEUs:

This course is currently pre-approved for CEUs by the AOTA, BOC and COPSKT

This and many of our courses are currently or have in the past been pre-approved for continuing education credit by most state PT boards. Other specialities/professional disciplines should be able to submit for individual credit but it is important for you to contact your state licensing board or professional credentialing board for information regarding policies and the amount of continuing education credits allowed for online courses.

POLICIES

Tuition is refundable less $50.00 if canceled 14 days before the workshop date. Tuition is not refundable under any circumstance, for registrations or cancellations after the 14 days has expired. However, you may have 
someone attend in your place or attend at another date. You may only change workshop dates or locations two times, then tuition will be forfeited. The Back School cannot be responsible for nonrefundable travel expenses, etc. should it become necessary to cancel a workshop.

CO-SPONSORSHIP

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Testimonial

"Excellent presenter. Kept everyone engaged. Presented a lot of useful information, evidence based, lots of studies cited."

Val K, PT, OCS, CHT, Palo Alto, CA

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DAY 1

CONTENT TIME OBJECTIVE METHOD

PRETEST

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

WHAT IS ERGONOMICS? RISK FACTORS IN THE AMERICAN WORKER

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM

Chronic disease and predisposition to the development of musculoskeletal disorders
Chronic disease and predisposition to the development of musculoskeletal disorders Aging workforce

MSD AND CUMULATIVE TRAUMA RISK FACTORS IN THE JOB

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Job Risk Factors (awkward posture, repetition, duration, force, contact stress). Ergonomics Controls (Engineering, Administrative, Work Practice)

CREATING A PROACTIVE ERGONOMICS PLAN

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

ERGONOMIC ASSESSMENT TOOLS

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Review WISHA, NIOSH, RULA, REBA, SNOOK TABLES

BREAK

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

EVIDENCE BASED SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR PUSHING TASKS

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

OFFICE ERGONOMICS

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Proper workstation set up, Review of equipment, Dealing with multiple monitors

COMPUTER ERGONOMICS FOR THE CLINICAL STAFF

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

LUNCH

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

PATIENT HANDLING

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Risks, Equipment, Foundation for Safe Patient Handling Program 

LABORATORY & PHARMACY ERGONOMICS

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

Risk Factors (repetition, forceful pinching. Awkward postures, high precision demands, static postures, contact pressure), Manual pipetting, Microscopy, Biosafety cabinets, Laboratory and Pharmacy Ergonomic Checklists

BREAK

3:20 PM - 3:30 PM

EVS AND DIETARY: MATERIAL HANDLING CONSIDERATIONS

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

ROI: HOW TO JUSTIFY ERGONOMIC RECOMMENDATIONS

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

EXAM

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM