WHAT’S IN A CUSHION AND A BACK?
.15 CEU / 1.5 CONTACT HOUR
Often when a referral for a pressure injury is sent to a therapist the referral may request the therapist to change the cushion. When this occurs the therapist should reply “no”, I need to do a full seating assessment. The mat evaluation will help determine how much and where the client needs support and from that information, it is important to list the properties of the seating system that is required, in conjunction with the goals of the client. This workshop will discuss the purposes of both the cushions and backs supports, the properties of both and their impact on seating and positioning as well as their clinical implications. If possible there will be a hands-on portion exploring where and what to measure with regards to back and cushion support.