20AH002 - Industrial Ergonomics for Healthcare Professionals

Sep 6, 2019 Allied Health

20AH002 - Industrial Ergonomics for Healthcare Professionals

Description

This foundational course will benefit healthcare providers who wish to include workplace injury prevention and/or work injury services and professionals looking to obtain skills necessary to develop a consulting program to build partnerships with employers

Healthcare providers, safety professionals and human resource experts face common goals in creating healthier and safer environments for their employees, while improving their employers' bottom lines. Building coalitions are key to success. Evidence-based, cost-saving programs must improve short-term health and fiscal outcomes, while simultaneously promoting a long-term, health-driven organizational culture. Through this perspective, workforce members who use their bodies to feed themselves, their families, and their communities are akin to professional athletes.

Course participants will learn how applying sports and integrative medicine models to corporate and industrial workplaces can create a cultural shift that elevates workforce self-image and self-responsibility. This in turn enhances leadership communication and cooperation towards the common goal of a healthier, more productive workplace. Course participants will learn to develop methods for evaluating multi-task jobs in manufacturing, office, and healthcare settings. All will benefit from this practical, conceptual framework and model.

Target Audience

Occupational Therapists and Assistants, Physical Therapists and Assistants, Nurses & other interested Healthcare Providers and Healthcare Provider Students

Objectives

  • Utilize a practical and conceptual framework upon which to confidently pursue professionally rewarding work in workplace injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Effectively discuss challenges and opportunities in the ever-evolving quest for injury prevention, workforce optimization, safety and health with other healthcare providers, environmental health & safety professionals, human resources experts and senior organization leadership
  • Engage critical evaluation skills when encountering inflated contractor, vendor and practitioner claims in the marketplace for more informed decision-making for all - and more honest claims of effectiveness
  • Relate the difference between often expensive/existing models of downstream disease management versus the emerging/low-cost upstream opportunities inherent in integrative sports medicine to expand the definition of health, healthcare and describe what a healthy workforce looks like
  • Regard members of their client’s workforce as fully functional professional athletes, utilizing this shift in perspective to better understand the worksite corollaries between their client’s personnel -- and coaches, trainers, general managers, and athlete models

Faculty

  • Matt Jeffs, DPT, PSM, CEAS

Sessions

20AH002 - Industrial Ergonomics for Healthcare Professionals
9/6 8:00 AM–4:15 PM

Credits

.000

Self-Reported Credit
Occupational Therapist/ Assistant - As of July 1, 2018, the NCBOT no longer accepts applications for pre-approval of CCAs. OT practitioners need to make sure they are completing activities that comply with Section .0800 of the NCBOT Rules. 7.00 CCAs. Please select contact hours for your certificate.

.700 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.70 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

7.000 Contact Hours

MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 7.00 Contact Hours.

7.000 NCBPTE Contact Hours

MAHEC, as part of the NC AHEC system, is a NCBPTE-approved provider of continuing competence for activities directly related to physical therapy. NCBPTE 7.00 contact hours.

Fees

$140.00 Early Registration Fee - Occupational & Physical Therapists
Applies 5/31/19–8/30/19
$125.00 Early Registration Fee - Nurses, Occupational & Physical Therapy Assistants
Applies 5/31/19–8/30/19
$50.00 Early Registration Fee - Student Healthcare Providers (proof of enrollment required at check-in)
Applies 5/31/19–8/30/19
$155.00 Registration Fee - Occupational & Physical Therapists
Applies 8/31/19–9/6/19
$140.00 Registration Fee - Nurses, Occupational & Physical Therapy Assistants
Applies 8/31/19–9/6/19
$65.00 Registration Fee - Student Healthcare Providers (proof of enrollment required at check-in)
Applies 8/31/19–9/6/19
FREE MAHEC Employee - Free, but must register to attend
Applies 7/30/19–9/6/19
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