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A Clinical Application of Therapeutic Force & Pressure in Healthcare Interventions

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As a healthcare and wellness provider, you know that therapeutic interventions include the use human touch and with that touch, the application of gentle to heavy force, which the patient perceives as pressure. Therapeutic interventions include bandaging and wound care, CPR, bathing the patient, and palpating.  For wellness practitioners, its applied when giving massages- relaxation, sports, lymphatic drainage, deep tissue, reflexology, and other services.  But how do you know when you're applying too much pressure unless the patient complains?  How do you know when you're applying too little pressure to be effective? 
Now through newly developed cutting-edge technology and research, health and wellness providers can assess their own applied force in measurable units. After self-assessment, providers will practice and develop muscle memory to apply light, gentle, medium, heavy and intense pressure, and a new way to document the care in health records. The new skill will lead to uniformity  in your applied force and standardization across healthcare and wellness providers, leading to higher patient/client satisfaction. 

During this highly interactive workshop you will review:
  • The sense and types of touch
  • Functional touch perception and sensation
  • Patient expectations and satisfaction 
  • Effective service documentation for continuity of care
You will be able to practice and demonstrate: 
  • Touch variability, pressure and proficiency
  • Verification of your choice of applied pressure units for your profession and industry 
Target audience: LMT, RN, LPN, CNA, MD, DC, DO, EMT, OT, PTA, or agency employed HHA or PCA. 
Prerequisite: Health or wellness professional listed above. 
CEU information:  Pending approvals. 

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

CNM Workforce Training Center

Louisa Boyd 



Please read:  This activity has been submitted to the New Mexico Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The New Mexico Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.



Registration Closes On
Friday, January 24, 2020 @ 2:35 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
1/24/2020 - 1/24/2020 Weekly - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Albuquerque, CNM Workforce Training Center  Map, Room: See Lobby Monitor Louisa Boyd  ClassRoom