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Pain and the Elderly

Course Syllabus

This module gives caregivers a review of spinal anatomy and explains why healthcare workers are at high risk for back injuries. It provides information on the two main types of back injuries, how to prevent back injuries, tips for maintaining a healthy back, what to do if a back injury occurs at work, and how back injuries are generally treated. Great employee health information!


Name at least four factors that put people at risk for back problems.
Describe two common back problems.
Discuss at least three ways that back pain is treated.
Describe the three natural curves of the spine and how they relate to posture.
Demonstrate correct posture and body mechanics as they function in their job.

Audio: Yes
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.

Course Additional Information

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    Course Code: ITK1040042

    Available in PDF: Yes

    State Code: FL BON CE Provider#: 50-16953, Topic Approval Code: 20-549362; CDPH Approval: NAC# 7036; WA DSHS CE Code: CO1933235