Join Frank Long, editorial director of Rehab Management and Physical Therapy Products as he speaks with Elizabeth Cole, MSPT, ATP, Director of Clinical Applications at ROHO and current member of RESNA’s Professional Standards Board.
Updates to terminology related to skin breakdown were recently released by the Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. In this program, Elizabeth Cole summarizes these changes and their significance to therapists. She offers updated information to help prevent and manage deep tissue pressure injuries. In less than 15 minutes get the facts about how to:
- Understand the difference in how to address a deep tissue pressure Injury versus a stage 1 pressure injury.
- Know the difference between cell deformation and ischemia as pathways of injury.
- Recognize the significance of cell deformation in relationship to wheelchair sitting.
- Understand how this updated information affects a therapist’s choice in wheelchair cushions.
Since 1985, Elizabeth Cole, MSPT, ATP, has been involved in many aspects of the provision of seating and wheeled mobility. As a physical therapist in the greater Boston area, she practiced in neuro rehabilitation, with a specialty in spinal cord injury. For 2 years, she also conducted a seating and mobility wheelchair clinic. Cole later worked for a global DME manufacturer as an account manager, responsible for sales and training for seating and mobility products, and as director of education, responsible for development and instruction of educational programs for evaluation, prescription and provision of complex rehab technology. She has also used her industry experiences to provide consulting and education in the area of Medicare policy and reimbursement. Elizabeth has lectured extensively at conferences, trade shows, colleges and universities, both domestically and internationally, and has been published in national industry journals. She has served on RESNA’s Board of Directors and is a current member of RESNA’s Professional Standards Board, as well as the Complex Rehab and Mobility Council of AAHomecare and the Clinician’s Task Force. Over the years, Elizabeth has been involved in many industry-wide work groups dedicated to regulatory and legislative policy changes related to DME and complex rehab technology.