BECOME A CERTIFIED REMOTE ERGONOMICS ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST™!
The REAS™ Online Practicum grants the REAS™ Certification.
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.
IN THIS COURSE YOU WILL:
- Review the Presentation Slides
- Take and pass a 50-question exam with a 90% correct score
- Complete two sample Remote Ergonomics Assessment case studies
- 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.
- Demonstrate comprehension the information in the REAS live instruction to complete a 50 question exam
- Evaluate two office ergonomics assessment case studies
- Apply your new knowledge from REAS to complete two sample ergonomics assessments
Grants REAS™ Certification
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This course is currently pre-approved for Continuing Education CEs by the BOC. The Back School is also an AOTA Approved Provider (#4849) and is authorized to offer AOTA 6 contact hours for this class. 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. The Back School is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. REAS Online is approved as an interactive distance learning - independent activity for 6 category A CEUs and is introductory level for professional issues. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical practices.
The Back School recommends 8 hours of CEUs in ergonomics every 2 years following the date of certification.
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.
COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
Review the Presentation Slides. Take and pass a 50-question exam with a 90% correct score. Complete two sample Remote Ergonomics Assessment case studies of two office workers by using the Cal/OSHA Easy Ergonomics for Desktop Users document to complete a Worksite Ergonomics Analysis Report (WEAR) and then summarizing your findings into an Ergonomics Final Report.
Who Should Register
PTs, PTAs, PT Students, OTs, OTAs, OT Students, CHTs, ATs, RNs, NPsCertified Safety Professionals, Risk Managers, Claims Managers, Safety Committee MembersHuman Resources Professionals, Industrial Engineers, Industrial Hygienists, ErgonomistsAthletic Trainers, Chiropractors, Office Furniture Sales and anyone wanting to learn how to decrease risk of onsite employee injury and increase employee productivity and satisfaction.
THE COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS USED IN THIS COURSE ARE FOR REGISTRANTS ONLY. BY REGISTERING YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE FOR THIS COURSE YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT SHARE THESE MATERIALS WITH ANY THIRD PARTY.
Refunds are not available for online courses.
Jamie McGaha, OTR, CHT, CEAS, OTD, COMT
Jamie McGaha is a licensed occupational therapist and certified hand therapist who practices in outpatient hand therapy in Denver, CO. Jamie’s practice experience includes a variety of upper extremity diagnoses ranging from cumulative trauma and musculoskeletal disorders to traumatic and post-operative orthopedic injuries. In addition to Jamie’s full-time clinical work, she is experienced in ergonomic assessments and interventions for the office worker, automotive assembly line, and the flooring installer trade. Previously, she has also served as an assistant faculty member at the University of St. Augustine’s Occupational Therapy program in Austin, TX.
Jamie earned her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis with a research emphasis on ergonomics and upper extremity disorders. Jamie is a certified orthopedic manual therapist for the upper extremity, has current and ongoing research on the topic of thumb arthritis, and is a member of the American Society for Hand Therapists. Jamie’s research is published in peer reviewed journals such as Applied Ergonomics and Journal of Hand Therapy.
INTRODUCTION TO TELEHEALTH AND VIRTUAL PLATFORMS
In this module we will discuss telehealth and virtual platforms
REVIEW OF OFFICE ERGONOMICS
In this module you will learn about office ergonomics, neutral posture and office risk factors.
CAL/OSHA: EASY ERGO FOR DESKTOP COMPUTER USERS
In this module you will learn how to use the Cal/OSHA Easy Ergonomics for Desktop Computer Users assessment tool.
PERFORMING A VIRTUAL ASSESSMENT
In this module you will learn the process for performing a virtual assessment from start to finish.
ERGONOMICS PROGRAMS, WELLNESS, AND LIFESTYLE
In this module we will discuss Ergonomics Programs, Wellness, and Lifestyles