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The Aide’s Role in Working with the Immobile Patient

  • Thursday, February 09, 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar


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The Kansas Home Care Association is pleased to bring you this educational program through an agreement with the Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina…

Association for Home & Hospice Care of NC
The Caring Connection presents

The Aide’s Role in Working with the Immobile Patient

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Noon to 1:00 p.m. CST

Description: Immobility and long periods of inactivity are harmful to elderly patients and can lead to a further loss of ambulation and strength as well as the increased risk of falls.  Patients suffering a loss of mobility can also become depressed.  Immobility can impact and cause serious health complications – including blood clots, urinary tract infection and respiratory complications. In-home aides play a vital role in helping to increase/maintain patient mobility and in preventing serious negative impacts.

Presenter: John Conrad, MPT, Cert. MDT has been a practicing physical therapist for 18 years following his graduation from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He worked in private outpatient clinics for 6 years and received additional training in the assessment and treatment of spine related injuries prior to moving to the home health realm. He has worked for The University of North Carolina Home Health Agency (UNC HHA) for the last 9 years. At this time, his primary focus is patient care related to orthopedic, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and deconditioning secondary to advancing age. He also provides education & instruction regarding patient safety & falls prevention within the home, body mechanics for patient caregivers, and ergonomics related to office staff. In recent years, John has been a presenter for the Association for Home and Hospice Care (AHHC) regarding the use of assistive devices to increase mobility while maintaining stability, falls prevention, body mechanics and proper lifting techniques.

Convenience:  Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar – watch the speaker’s slide presentation on the internet while listening by telephone or through your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP).  There is no limit to the number of attendees from your agency who may participate at your site using one phone line and a computer with internet access. 

Confirmation:  Prior to the webinar, a GoToWebinar link will be e-mailed to you.  You will need to register through this link to attend the webinar. You will be sent a confirmation which will include a join link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts, if available, an evaluation and certificate. The webinar will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 to 1:00 pm CST.

Registration: The registration deadline is February 8, 2017.  Registrations may not be shared between agencies – the agency’s registration covers the access of only one phone line/computer access to the webinar. Multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection. Please note: if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the GTW link, your agency will be invoiced for the additional 2 registrations. The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup. 

Registration Fees:

KHCA Members:  $95 per webinar access
Non-Members:  $190 per webinar access

Cancellations:  Fees will be refunded only if written cancellation is received one week prior to the workshop and no refunds after the webinar link is sent to your agency. In the event of a written cancellation, KHCA will retain, or charge, $25 of the initial registration fee, per registrant, to cover administrative overhead.

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