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Course Overview

Work-related musculoskeletal injuries are of significant concern for all healthcare organizations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (2018) consistently lists healthcare occupations among the leading sources of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs). These types of injuries are not strictly limited to those providing direct care; all staff members are at risk for WRMSDs if they fail to follow safety and ergonomic principles when performing job tasks. In this course, you will learn about work-related musculoskeletal disorders and guidelines to help implement a safe handling and mobility program. This process includes assessment of the work environment, risk identification, and development of appropriate solutions for job tasks. 

About the Course Author

Ann Elsasser-Root holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She has experience working as a physical therapist in multiple care settings, including skilled nursing, independent living, inpatient rehab, and outpatient orthopedic and neurology. Ann has a strong manual therapy background and has completed additional training in geriatric care, kinesiotaping, vestibular rehabilitation, and McKenzie MDT for the lumbar spine. She is most passionate about treating the older population to improve quality of life and maximize functional independence. As a curriculum designer for Relias, Ann enjoys being able to combine her clinical knowledge with her interest in research and staying up-to-date with changes and advances in the field of rehabilitation. Ann Elsasser-Root, PT DPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (65 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • American Occupational Therapy Association

    1.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    Category: Category 1 & 2.

    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    This course is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy and offered to PTs and PTAs for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure accepts Continuing Education hours obtained by completing online training courses related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals

    1.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Arizona Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Colorado Physical Therapy Licensure

    1.00HOURS

    The Colorado State Physical Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses as relevant to the licensee’s practice as a physical therapist and pertinent to his/her Learning Plan and goals. This course meets the requirements for Category I credit. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Physical Therapy Licensing

    1.00HOURS

    The Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists accepts internet-based and distance learning opportunities provided such coursework is related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.0 contact hours, approval number 20-668667.
  • Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy Licensing

    1.00HOURS

    The Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by another state or jurisdiction’s physical therapy board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board

    1.00HOURS

    The Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any section or chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Illinois Division of Professional Regulation of Physical Therapists

    1.00HOURS

    Relias Learning is an Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, number 216.000290. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Indiana Physical Therapy Committee

    1.00HOURS

    The Indiana Physical Therapy Committee accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.
  • Louisiana Physical Therapy Board

    1.00HOURS

    This course is approved by the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board for 1.0 clinical hours.
  • Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEUs.
  • Maine Physical Therapy Licensing Board

    1.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Michigan Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Missouri Advisory Commission for Professional Physical Therapists

    1.00HOURS

    The Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored/approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education hours accrued through participation in educational activities approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This course meets approval under the Mississippi Regulation Part 3103 Rule 5.4 (1) (b). This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    The Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Category A activities. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    The North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Nebraska Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Nebraska State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses relating to the theory or clinical application of theory pertaining to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • New Hampshire Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The New Hampshire Physical Therapy Governing Board recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    This course was approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Approval #: 1910-107. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • New Mexico Physical Therapy Board

    1.00HOURS

    The New Mexico Physical Therapy Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • New York Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy has recognized Relias Learning, LLC as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board

    1.00HOURS

    The Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy licensing board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy (General)

    1.00HOURS

    The Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association

    1.00HOURS

    This activity is provided by The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1902008TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This course is not approved as meeting the ethics and professional requirements for Texas physical therapists or physical therapist assistants. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Utah Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing accepts Continuing Education courses conducted by commercial continuing education providers. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Virginia Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Type 1 courses. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Vermont Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Vermont Office of Professional Regulation - Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Washington Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Washington Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses that are specifically related to the practice of physical therapy, with specified goals and objectives. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing - Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Wisconsin Physical Therapy Examining Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    This course has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy, approval code REL-F21-018. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers

    1.00HOURS

    The Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Alaska Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Alaska State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Alabama Board of Physical Therapy recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • CA Physical Therapy Board of California

    1.00HOURS

    Relias Learning, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of continuing competency courses by the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours. Learners must self-report this completion to CE Broker in order to receive credit from the Florida Board of Physical Therapy.
  • Kansas Board of Healing Arts - Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    This activity meets Kansas State Board of Healing Arts criteria for continuing education and is offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-PAC-0-BME
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-09-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-08-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe 2 appropriate solutions to decrease injury related to tasks not involving individual handling and mobility.; Explain 3 appropriate solutions to decrease injury related to transfers, repositioning, and ambulation based on individual needs and abilities.; Name 2 risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders.; Summarize 3 components of an effective safe handling and mobility program.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: An Overview of WRMSDs
    The Problem
    Musculoskeletal Disorders Defined
    Factors Contributing to MSDs
    Client Factors
    Types of Activities
    Employee-Related Risk Factors
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Risk Identification and Assessment
    Protecting Workers
    OSHA Recommendations
    Program Development
    Getting Started
    Hazard Anticipation and Detection
    Individual Mobility Assessment
    Assessment Tools
    Completing the Assessment
    Education and Training
    Detailed Safety Training
    Detailed Skill Training
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Solutions for Transfer, Repositioning, and Ambulation
    Implementing Safe Solutions
    Ambulation Assistive Devices
    Stand-Assist Devices
    Seated Transfer Boards
    Portable Full-Body Mechanical Sling Lift
    Ceiling-Mounted Lift
    Benefits of Lift Equipment
    Bed Positioning Aids
    Adjustable Beds
    Lateral Sliding Aids
    Toileting Aids
    Bath and Shower Chairs
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Problems and Solutions for Other Activities
    Assessment Process
    Using Carts
    Medical Equipment
    Working with Liquids
    Cleaning Small Objects in Deep Sinks
    Selecting and Using Hand Tools
    Handling Linens and Trash
    Cleaning
    Computer Ergonomics
    Review
    Summary
    Section 6: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributor
    Resources
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Occupational Therapists; Introductory level Physical Therapists; Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.