Date of Award
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Purpose: Certified nursing assistants are considered the principal caregivers within long-term care / skilled nursing facilities (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2019), and spend the most time interacting and caring for residents. Although CNAs provide approximately 60-90% of the care to elderly residents in nursing homes, they are provided with the least amount of education of the direct-care employees (Lerner, Resnick, Galik, Russ, 2010). The purpose of this scholarly project is to provide caregivers in skilled nursing facilities with adequate education and resources to increase certified nursing assistants’ knowledge of pressure injury prevention, correct positioning for increased health outcomes, and positioning for increased occupational engagement in resident wheelchair users living in long term care facilities.
Lovelace, Sarah and Steffen, Brandon, "Prevention, Positioning, Participation: Wheelchair Education and Promotion of Occupational Engagement for Caregivers in SNFs" (2021). Occupational Therapy Capstones. 473.