HealthCenter21: Rehabilitation & Restorative Care

This module provides an overview of how to promote patient independence. Students learn to teach activities of daily living, to assist patients in using ambulation devices, to perform range of motion exercises, to apply heat and cold applications and binders, to help with deep breathing and coughing exercises, and to apply elasticized stockings.

 

Unit: Assistive Devices


Description
In this activity, students work in groups to explore and demonstrate the functions of assistive devices.

 

Unit: Rehabilitation and Restorative Care


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: rehabilitation and restorative care, OBRA requirements, why people need rehabilitation and restorative care, how problems impact a patient's mental, emotional, and social well-being, identify the principles of rehabilitation and restorative care, and describe the benefits of recreational activities. 

Lessons
  1. Introduction 
  2. Patients 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Activities of Daily Living


Description
In this lesson, students will learn about: activities of daily living (ADLs) and the ADL responsibilities of health assistants, examples of assistive, orthotic, and prosthetic devices, types of ADL training, incontinence and the responsibilities of health assistants in bladder and bowel training, and bladder and bowel training interventions. 

Lessons
  1. Activities of Daily Living 
  2. Incontinence 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Ambulation


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: ambulation, as they identify the levels of ambulation training, explain why a transfer belt is needed and how to assist a patient to ambulate with a transfer belt, learn reasons why a patient might fall while ambulating, and how help a patient after a fall. 

Lessons
  1. Ambulation 
  2. Transfer Belt 
  3. The Falling Patient 
  4. Quiz

 

Unit: Assistive Devices for Ambulation


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: helping patients with assistive devices such as canes, crutches, and walkers. They learn about types of each device and explore the types of gaits used by patients with assistive devices. 

Lessons
  1. Cane 
  2. Crutches 
  3. Walker 
  4. Quiz

 

Unit: Range of Motion Exercises


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: Range of Motion (ROM) and limited range of motion as they discover benefits of ROM exercises, levels of ROM assistance, terms for range of movement, responsibilities of health assistants in assisting with ROM exercises, passive and active exercises, and how to perform passive (ROM) exercises. 

Lessons
  1. Range of Motion Exercises 
  2. Passive ROM Exercises 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Cold and Heat Applications


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: cold and heat applications, how applications can cause injury, benefits of cold and heat applications, dry and moist applications, how to apply a disposable cold pack, and how to describe and perform a hot soak and sitz bath. 

Lessons
  1. Cold and Heat Applications 
  2. Cold Pack 
  3. Hot Soak 
  4. Sitz Bath 
  5. Quiz

 

Unit: Compressive Garments & Breathing Exercises


Description
In this unit, students will learn about how to apply a binder and elasticized stockings and assist with deep breathing and coughing exercises. 

Lessons
  1. Binders 
  2. Assist Breathing/Coughing 
  3. Elasticized Stockings 
  4. Quiz

 

Unit: Communication Exercise


Description
In this exercise, students will observe a scenario involving communication between health care workers. After each scenario ending, students will answer questions to check their understanding. 

Lessons
  1. Communication Exercise 

Unit: Reflection Questions and Discussion


Description
In this activity, students will journal about promote patient independence and identify situations when a heat or cold application may be ordered. A class discussion on these topics can follow.

 

Unit: Recruitment Commercial


Description
In this project, students work individually to develop and perform a recruitment video for nurse assistants for a long-term care facility as they focus on the skills and characteristics necessary for success.

 

Unit: Patient Care Scenarios


Description
In this activity, students practice procedures learned in the module using various scenarios -- sometimes in less-than-ideal circumstances.

 

Unit: Current Event


Description
Students will review articles for information related to a topic in the module. Once an article is found, students complete a Current Event form.

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