As a healthcare or and wellness provider, you know that therapeutic interventions include the use human touch and with that touch, the application of gentle to heavy force, which the patient perceives as pressure. Therapeutic healthcare interventions include bandaging and wound care, CPR, bathing the patient, and palpating. For wellness practitioners, force is applied when giving massages- relaxation, sports, lymphatic drainage, deep tissue, reflexology, and other services. But how do you know when you’re applying too much pressure unless the patient complains? How do you know when you’re applying too little pressure to be effective?
Now through newly developed cutting edge technology and research, health and wellness providers can assess their own applied force in measurable units. After self-assessment, providers will practice and develop muscle memory to apply light, gentle, medium, heavy and intense pressure, and a new way to document the care in health records. The new skill will lead to uniformity in your applied force and standardization across healthcare and wellness providers, leading to higher patient/client satisfaction.
Step 1: Clinical Application of Therapeutic Force & Pressure in Healthcare Interventions
During this highly interactive workshop you will review:
- The sense of touch & types of touch
- Functional touch perception and sensation
- Patient expectation and satisfaction
- Effective service documentation for continuity of care
You will practice and demonstrate:
- Touch variability, pressure and proficiency
- Verification of your choice of applied pressure units for your profession and industry
Target audience: LMT, RN, LPN, CNA, MD, DC, DO, EMT, OT, PTA, or agency employed HHA or PCA.
Prerequisite: Health or wellness professional listed above.
Nurses: 6.0 contact hours. This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by New Mexico Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approval expires 12/12/21.
Occupational Therapists: 6.0 contact hours, approved by the Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy.
Physical Therapists: Application submitted, approval pending.
Step 2: Certification of Standardized Application of Therapeutic Force & Pressure in Healthcare
Obtain certification in Standardized Touch (TM)! During this three hour workshop, you will practice, retain and reproduce touch pressure ranges for five distinct levels of force and pressure, while at the same time developing muscle memory that aides you in standardizing your force and pressure! At the conclusion, you can demonstrate your competency and be awarded Standardized Touch(TM) certification by Mendology, Inc.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of “Clinical Application of Therapeutic Force & Pressure in Healthcare Interventions” within the last 90 days.
Note: Please bring your personal Standardized Touch(TM) pad and wear comfortable clothing.
Certification Requirements: Participants must be able to successfully demonstrate all five levels of force and pressure. This workshop can be repeated, if desired.
Tell your colleagues and ask your unit managers, supervisors or directors to request the training and certification at your workplace!
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