REAS: Remote Ergonomics Assessment Specialist - Live Online Training
Workshop Hours: 12:30-4:00 Eastern Time

***NOTE*** This day of instruction is part one of a two-part certification program. Part two consists of a self-paced, three-hour online practicum that includes a multiple choice exam along with two practice assessments that must be submitted for review.

This is an intermediate level course and assumes you have taken CEAS I or have an equivalent understanding of performing in-person ergonomics assessments

Learn to perform office ergonomics assessments remotely from the comfort of your home!

Beginning in March 2020, the practices of remote work, remote healthcare and remote education went from luxury to necessity. Suddenly, millions of people worldwide woke up to a new reality that they would be working from home offices for the foreseeable future. Attendees will learn to discern between past and future.

As with any seismic shift in our reality, this abrupt change in the way we do things brought challenges and opportunities. We choose to acknowledge and note duly the former, then focus on the latter. Attendees to this course will learn a new way of working in office ergonomics.

COVID-19 has brought into stark relief what many have been preparing for professionally. This challenge brings new opportunities to the nimble practitioner who can pivot into a new engaging and profitable standard. Learn how to harness this revolution, improving your inherent value and skillset both clinically and beyond. 

Attendees will learn an easy-to use, practical assessment tool that meets the industry standards of OSHA The Occupational Safety and Health Administration. With it, you will also receive assessment strategies and solutions for structural deficits and underlying conditions that you can use the next day.

Why this course is needed.

  • For years, professional groups such as The American Physical Therapy Association has been telling its practitioners: “Telehealth will not replace traditional clinical care - but it will give flexibility to provide services efficiently. Quicker screening, assessment and referral can improve care coordination within collaborative delivery models.”
  • They go on to further admit what’s now undeniable: “In physical therapy, patients / clients are asking for more time-efficient and less costly care models. Busy lifestyles make it difficult for greater numbers of people to attend traditional BIW / TIW appointments. Applications of telehealth in physical therapy already allows PT’s to better communicate with patients / clients and provide more flexible care.” These statements were all made prior to the new realities of a post-COVID-19 clinical landscape.

  • Safety Professionals, Healthcare Practitioners and Human Resource Specialists can all confront this new landscape with new eyes toward bringing practices of the past into this new era. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply the learned information and be prepared to perform a Remote Ergonomic Assessment using a preemptive format of 1) Survey / Interview, 2) Observation / Measurement, 3) Assessment and 4) Report Preparation. 
  • Explain and apply the Malchaire and Piette 2002 Ergonomic Four Stage Process described in the International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health for onsite tasks and offsite tasks - and convert these steps to Telehealth PT / OT populations and Prevention Medicine clients.
  • Understand and apply the ‘Easy Ergonomics for Desktop Computer Users’ booklet - developed and prepared for publication by  Cal/OSHA, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, California Department of Industrial Relations (www.dir.ca.gov/DOSH/ ) - uniquely to Telehealth PT / OT populations and Preventive Medicine clients.

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*CEUs:

This course is currently pre-approved for CEUs by the AOTA, BOC. AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1: Domain of OT & Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

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.

ABOUT ATTENDING THE PRESENTATION:

Once you have completed your registration you will receive a registration confirmation email with information and links to RSVP to the presentation. You MUST RSVP to attend the presentation.

*** NOTE *** Once you have RSVP’d using you will receive an email that will include the link to login to the presentation on the live date as well as the password for entering the presentation.

COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Participants must be present for all 3 hours of class work which includes course participation and group work, practice and demonstration, for the awarding of CEUs. Those wanting to earn their REAS Certification must then, after completion of the course, complete the 3-hour REAS Online Practicum portion consisting of a 50 question exam as well as two sample assessments graded by an instructor for $195.00.

Pricing

Tuition: $295.00

About Certification

At the conclusion of the workshop attendees will have earned a Certificate of Attendance awarding 3 CEUs.  If you wish to attain REAS Certification you must complete the three-hour practicum. After successful completion of the practicum attendees will receive their certification designating them as a Remote Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (REAS).

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.

Who Should Register

PTs, OTs, CHTs, RNs, PT Students, Certified Safety Professionals, Industrial Engineers, Risk Managers, Ergonomists, Human Resources Professionals, PTAs, OTAs, ATs, NPs, OT Students, Industrial Hygienists, Chiropractors, Claims Managers, Safety Committee Members, Office Furniture Sales and anyone wanting to learn how to decrease risk of musculoskeletal disorders and increase productivity and job satisfaction..

DAY 1

CONTENT TIME OBJECTIVE METHOD

The Pivotal Shift of the CV-19 Imperative

12:30PM - 1:00PM

Recognize the new telework drivers of telehealth ergonomics

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Bending the Old Curve Using Telehealth

1:00PM - 1:45PM

Apply existing models of telehealth rehab and wellness

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Breaking Outdated Models Using New Thinking

1:45PM - 2:30PM

Analyze related components of telehealth ergonomics to modern work

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Break

2:30PM - 2:45PM

Break

Break

Blending New Thinking with New Standards

2:45PM - 3:30PM

Evaluate best practices in telehealth ergonomics to maximize ‘live’ interactions

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

The Path Forward in Virtual Connectivity

3:30PM - 4:00PM

Create new models for telehealth ergonomics to service remote clients

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion