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A Clinical Application of Therapeutic Force & Pressure in Healthcare Interventions

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As a healthcare or 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 healthcare interventions include bandaging and wound care, CPR, bathing the patient, and palpating. For wellness and bodywork practitioners, force is 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 force and pressure unless the patient complains?  How do you know when you're applying too little 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 sensory system and perceptions of touch and pressure
  • Patient expectations and perceptions role in patient satisfaction and quality of healthcare 
  • Effective service documentation for continuity of care
You will practice: 
  • Applying force and pressure on a skills trainer device 
     You will demonstrate proficiency in applying 
  • One to two levels of standardized, measurable pressure 
       You will receive 
  • Your own touch pad 
CEU/CE information: 
Massage therapists and bodyworkers: 6.0 contact hours. CNM Ingenuity, Inc. is an NCBTMB approved provider of continuing education. CE Provider number 1000330, exp 1/29/2023. 
Nurses: 6.0 contact hours. This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by New Mexico Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approval expires 12/12/21. 
Occupational Therapists: 6.0 contact hours, approved by the Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy.   
Physical Therapists: 6.0 contact hours approved by the NM Board of Physical Therapy.  

Target audience: LMT, RN, LPN, OT, PT, PTA, CNA, MD, DC, DO, EMT,  or agency employed HHA or PCA. 
Prerequisite: Health or wellness professional listed above. 

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

CNM Workforce Training Center

Louisa Boyd 



Please read:  For successful completion and receipt of certificate of completion and contact hours, participants must preregister, sign-in, stay for the entire activity, demonstrate at least one measurable level of standardized force and pressure within an acceptable variance range, and complete and submit an evaluation form.



Registration Closes On
Friday, November 20, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
11/20/2020 - 11/20/2020 Weekly - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Albuquerque, CNM Workforce Training Center  Map, Room: See Lobby Monitor Louisa Boyd  ClassRoom