Musculoskeletal Impairment Rating Live

Musculoskeletal Impairment Rating Live

July 29th, Atlanta, GA

We’re thrilled to announce a brand-new, one-day live workshop, Musculoskeletal Impairment Rating Live, scheduled for July 29th in Atlanta, GA!

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FREE Ask The Experts Ergonomics Webinar

FREE Ask The Experts Ergonomics: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers 2016

Tuesday, June 7, 2:00 PM ET

You’re invited to join us for our second annual FREE Ask The Experts 1hr webinar presented by our nationally renowned director/instructor and 2016 ASSE President’s Award Winner, Ron Porter, PT, CEAS III

About The Presentation
It is our pleasure to present the opportunity for you to ask any burning questions you have regarding Ergonomics. In this one hour webinar, Ron will tackle as many questions, problems, issues, and mysteries as you can throw at him. Take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to ask a nationally known leader in the field of over 35 years, the questions about ergonomics you’ve always wanted answered. Continue reading

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New Basic Pathophysiology Online Course

Defining and Understanding Injuries: Basic Pathophysiology for the Non-medical Ergonomist

physioUpon receiving a report that someone has a painful shoulder, neck, wrist or back, have you ever wondered “what happened?” and more importantly; “why?”

Identifying what went wrong after the worker had already been successful at the job, may help you prevent an injury to someone else. Your ability is increased IF you understand the body better.

Designed as a companion course to our Basic Anatomy online course, Defining and Understanding Injuries teaches non-clinically trained ergonomists valuable information for making an educated assessment! Both courses are also great refreshers for both seasoned ergonomists or those with a clinical background. Continue reading

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New Safe Patient Handling Online Course Coming Soon

New Safe Patient Handling Online Course Coming in Summer

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In 2016, 33% of the workforce will be over 50. One of the biggest areas of the economy where the aging of the workforce is having impact is healthcare.
The potential for injury from patient handing disproportionally affects these six occupations: Patient care Assistants/Nurses aides; RNs; LPN/LVNs; Home Health Aides; Radiation Techs and Physical Therapists.

Surveys report that patient care techs, nurses, other healthcare professionals have more bone and muscle injuries than any other industry in the US.
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Positioning Your Monitor for Comfort

Positioning Your Monitor for Comfort

The position of the eyes and the hands are critical to setting up an ergonomically sound computer workstation. Monitor placement affects where the eyes look and that is half the equation. When the monitor is placed in the wrong position it can lead to the user experiencing head and neck discomfort and fatigue as well as eye strain. There are four general considerations in monitor placement: Continue reading

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The “Six W’s” of Functional Baseline Testing

The “Six W’s” of Functional Baseline Testing

300px-Who_what_questionsFunctional Baseline Testing is a method by which Physical and Occupational Therapists may address functional activities with workers’ compensation patients. This testing and treatment process will enable the therapist to provide an alternative to Work Hardening Therapy, a program increasingly fraught with reimbursement issues requiring expensive equipment and excessive square footage. Here are some fast facts about Functional Baseline Testing: Continue reading

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Upcoming Ergonomics Certification Workshops

Upcoming Ergonomics Certification Workshops

Check out all of our currently scheduled Ergonomics Certification Workshops for 2016 below! Remember you can save $55 per registration when preregister more than 14-days before a workshop. Save $115 per registration when you enroll 3 or more* Continue reading

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Potential Problems with Patient Transfer Devices

Potential Problems with Patient Transfer Devices

We recently reviewed a well-produced website that sells patient transfer aids and devices including but not limited to Auxiliary Belts, Leg Bands, Rigid Turntables, Unidirectional Slide Sheets and Grooved Transfer Boards.

The products that were presented are not unique to the industry and have been in service in some capacity for years. Concerns arose when the presentation did not portray a realistic patient transfer situation in a typical healthcare environment.

Two members of our faculty, Jeanne Spangler, PT and Bob Niklewicz, PT both of whom are Physical Therapists, have been invited to have a chat regarding the potential problems that are associated with these types of devices. Continue reading

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Upcoming Changes to CEAS II

Upcoming Changes to CEAS II

Officially beginning with our first live courses in 2016 (register now) we will be transitioning to a new title for our CEAS II ergonomics certification. We will be updating the subtitle from Aging Workforce Ergonomics Solutions Certification to Expanded Ergonomics Assessment Skills Certification. We will also be updating the title for the online course at the beginning of 2016. Continue reading

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The “Six W’s” of Using Ergonomics Analysis In Medical Causation Cases

The “Six W’s” OF Using Ergonomics Analysis In Medical Causation Cases

The Causation Analysis is a method by which trained professionals may evaluate a job for actual or potential risk factors in contested workers’ compensation cases. Here are some fast facts about Causation Analysis: Continue reading

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