Flashcards in Return to work Deck (32):
What type of intervention follows the place and train philosophy?
Who is a primary referral source for a FCE?
Describe primary programs in work conditioning program?
Protect healthy workers against a targeted condition before it occurs
Describe the aims of a secondary program in work conditioning
Emphasize early detection and intervention in asymptomatic workers
Describe the goal of a tertiary program in work conditoing
Occurs after a worker sustains an injury, illness, or disease
What factors are considered in a job demands analysis?
1. Strength demands
2. Physical Demands
3. Frequency of work tasks
what is the appropriate work bench height for precision work
just above the elbow
what is the appropriate workbench height for light work
just below the elbow
what is the appropriate height for heavy work
4-6 inches below the elbow
what are the characteristics of a work hardening program?
1. real or simulated work activities
2. address productivity, safety, physical tolerance, and work behaviors
3. CARF accreditation
what are the characteristics of work conditioning?
1. real or simulated work activities
2. addresses flexibility, strength, movement and endurance
What are work readiness programs?
help individuals who want to work identify vocational options that match their interests, skill, and abilities.
What are considered reasonable accommodations for essential work functions?
1. altered work schedule and duties,
2. facility modifications,
3.purchase of adaptive equipment or assistive technology,
4. modifying or designing a new product
What is the purpose of the Purdue Pegboard Test
Timed test of UE function to determine client's functional limitations
What does a 'disability rating' describe?
It considers a worker's impairment and impact on client's ability to perform pre-injury.
Name the four types of symptom magnification
1. Refugee-escaping a conflict
2. Symptom misinterpreter-Responds to physical changes in the body in an extreme manner
3. Game player- Convinces others of the severity of their condition for positive gain
4.Identified patient-assumes pt role as a lifestyle
What is the DOT by the US dept. of Labor?
They define physical demands of work using a standardized classification system.
How is a sedentary job defined by DOT?
10 lb of force exerted occasionally
How is a light work job defined by DOT?
20 lb of force exerted occasionally
10 lb frequently
Movement with little to no force is constant
How is medium work defined by DOT?
20-50lb force exerted occasionally
10-25 lb force frequently
0-10 lb force constantly
How is heavy work defined by DOT?
50-100lb force exerted occassionaly
25-50 lb force frequently
10-20 lb constantly
How is very heavy work defined by DOT?
100 lb occasionally
50 lb frequently
20 lb constantly
What does occasionally mean for DOT's physical demands frequency?
1/3 of day
What does "frequently" mean for DOT's physical demand frequencies?
1/3-2/3 of day
What does "constantly" mean for DOT's physical demand frequency?
______ physical exertion occurs 2/3 to all day.
What do work tolerance screens assess?
1. client factors (strength, coordination, balance)
2. Functional abilities (sit, stand, walk, crawl)
3. Activity Demands (weight, angles, forces, tools, layout)
What are examples of administration controls?
1. production rate
2. job rotation
3. Rest periods
4. Education on work safety
What are examples of engineering controls?
Modification of work environment
Modification of work station
Use of assisstive devices
What are examples of work practice controls?
1.Using proper body mechanics
2. Tool maintenance
3. Use of PPE
4. Conditioning or stretching programs
What does a job demands analysis assess?
Objective evaluation of each task of job with consideration to physical environment
When do work therapy programs occur?
At any point in the healing process of tissues