Upper Extremity Injury Prevention in the Office
2 Contact Hours
An essential online course for employers and employees alike. The purpose of this course is to increase participant knowledge of upper extremity cumulative trauma disorders, risk factors and prevention strategies for office related work, especially in the home environment.Cumulative trauma disorders related to the upper extremity are common in office workplaces due to several ergonomics risk factors. The number of workers who work from home offices has exploded in the last year. This change highlights a population who previously utilized a traditional office space and now have an increased need for ergonomics education in order to create safe and productive nontraditional work spaces.
- Identify gross anatomical structures of the upper extremity and relate them to common cumulative trauma disorders.
- Outline one theory of cumulative trauma disorder development.
- Differentiate three office ergonomics risk factors identified in an office environment.
- Explain one way that working from a home office can add to the complexity of ergonomics for office workers.
- Formulate the correct prevention strategies to prevent injuries from two different risk factors.
This course is currently pre-approved for Continuing Education CEs by the BOC and COPSKT. The Back School is also an AOTA Approved Provider (#4849) and is authorized to offer AOTA 2 contact hours for this class. AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1: Domain of OT & Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA
This and many of our courses are currently or have in the past been pre-approved for continuing education credit by most state PT boards. Other specialities/professional disciplines should be able to submit for individual credit but it is important for you to contact your state licensing board or professional credentialing board for information regarding policies and the amount of continuing education credits allowed for online courses.
COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
View the Workshop Presentation Modules. Take and pass a 20-question exam with a 90% correct score.
Who Should Register
PTs, PTAs, PT Students, OTs, OTAs, OT Students, CHTs, ATs, RNs, NPs, Certified Safety Professionals, Risk Managers, Claims Managers, Safety Committee Members, Human Resources Professionals, Industrial Engineers, Industrial Hygienists, Ergonomists, Athletic Trainers, Chiropractors, Office Furniture Sales and anyone wanting to learn how to decrease risk of onsite employee injury and increase employee productivity and satisfaction.
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Refunds are not available for distance learning courses.
Jamie McGaha, OTR, CHT, CEAS, OTD, COMT
Jamie McGaha is a licensed occupational therapist and certified hand therapist who practices in outpatient hand therapy in Denver, CO. Jamie’s practice experience includes a variety of upper extremity diagnoses ranging from cumulative trauma and musculoskeletal disorders to traumatic and post-operative orthopedic injuries. In addition to Jamie’s full-time clinical work, she is experienced in ergonomic assessments and interventions for the office worker, automotive assembly line, and the flooring installer trade. Previously, she has also served as an assistant faculty member at the University of St. Augustine’s Occupational Therapy program in Austin, TX.
Jamie earned her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis with a research emphasis on ergonomics and upper extremity disorders. Jamie is a certified orthopedic manual therapist for the upper extremity, has current and ongoing research on the topic of thumb arthritis, and is a member of the American Society for Hand Therapists. Jamie’s research is published in peer reviewed journals such as Applied Ergonomics and Journal of Hand Therapy.
INTRO TO UE PREVENTION IN THE OFFICE
Outline Upper Extremity Injury Prevention
UPPER EXTREMITY ANATOMY
Describe Upper Extremity Anatomy
Examine the Common Ergonomics Risks in Office Work
THE HOME OFFICE
Investigate Risk Factors Specific to the Home Office
MOTION IS LOTION
Apply/Build Specific Exercise and Movement Activities for Preventing Ergonomics Injuries