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Rehab Nursing Series Course 9
Focus: Promoting Functional Gains in Mobility Skills
Mobility is not simply about getting a patient from place A to place B. It is about improving strength, coordination, and endurance while reducing risks and avoiding the development of bad habits that can lead to future decline in function or injury.
This course uses a case study approach to help the rehab nurse learn principles and strategies for coordinating care with therapy staff to facilitate planned progression in functional mobility. Special emphasis is given to the problems of falls risk, activity intolerance, flaccidity, and spasticity, introducing the nurse to techniques used to promote function rather than just slinging a patient from one place to the next..
Chapter 1 Overview
The nursing team has an important role in actively coordinating care with therapy staff to support the patient's ability to move in bed, transfer, and move through the environment to the desired location.Identification of the cause of mobility limitations in care plans points all team members to the most appropriate interventions.
Chapter 2 Mobility Anatomy & Physiology
Neuroplasticity plays a key role in the recovery of motor skills following neurological injury. The brain learns patterns of movement through repetition and practice. A review of neuromuscular function lays a foundation for implementing care strategies used to maximize functional mobility.
Chapter 3 Assessment of Mobility
Safety is always first and patients are at risk for changing at any point in time. Learners watch Anna assess Ben in preparation for moving him, reviewing assessment tools and critiquing her assessment of fall's risk and functional ability.
Chapter 4 Facilitating Functional Recovery
There is simply not enough practice if nurses are not involved. Care starts with therapeutic positioning and active involvement of the patient in transitional activities during daily care. This chapter uses Ben's situation as an example to show strategies for promoting functional skill development, reinforcing the interdisciplinary work of the team. Job aids for positioning are provided and can be posted as needed.
Chapter 5 Promoting Functional Mobility
Coordinated efforts by the rehabilitation team provide the experiences and environmental cues that facilitate recovery. The rehabilitation team provides a safety net, protecting the patient from injury or risk while providing maximum exposure of movement in normal situations through repetition and rehearsal.
Chapter 6 How do I...?
This special section of this course reviews therapeutic strategies for assisting patients to move up in bed, come to sit, transfer, use a sliding board, and walk. Video examples are included.
Chapter 7 Posttest
As a result of participating in this activity, the learner will be able to pass the posttest with a score of 80% or better, demonstrating knowledge of:
Criteria for receiving Contact Hours: Completion of course and workbook activities, 80% or better score on the Posttest, and completion of course evaluation form.
Expiration date: November 10, 2019
Rehab ClassWorks, LLC is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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