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Aide Skills: Ambulation

presented by Amy Shortall-Cardillo, MSN, RN, COS-C, WCC

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Financial: Amy Shortall-Cardillo is an employee at Concordia Visiting Nurses. She receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

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Falls are a major source of injury for older patients in the home and are one of the top reasons older adults are admitted to hospitals. Fall prevention is key for the safety of home health patients. Ambulation is the act of walking, with or without an assistive device. There are various assistive devices and ambulation techniques to promote safety and a feeling of independence for home health patients. The aide must understand these supports and techniques and be able to apply them in their daily practice to keep their patients safe.

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Amy Shortall-Cardillo, MSN, RN, COS-C, WCC

Amy Shortall-Cardillo is the director of compliance and education at Concordia Community Support Services in Cabot, Pennsylvania. In this role, she is responsible for the quality, compliance, and education programs for multiple home health, hospice, and private duty agencies. Amy ensures that each agency is working effectively toward achieving agency goals in accordance with the…

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1. Concepts of Ambulation and Decreased Mobility

This chapter reviews concepts of safe ambulation as well as safe use of various assistive devices.

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