Pregnancy and Child Care Issues for Parents with Arthritis

Session Type: ARHP Concurrent Sessions
Tuesday, November 8, 2011: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
W476 (McCormick Place West)
Clinical  Pain Management  Patient Safety  SessionSelect

Session Overview:
Arthritis can interfere with what should be a joyous time in a family’s life. Creative activities for daily living ideas and splinting can decrease pain, fatigue and frustration and help patients enjoy their lives.

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • recognize common problems experienced by women with arthritis during pregnancy, childbirth and caring for babies and young children
  • identify activities for daily living strategies to help parents care for newborns and young children
  • review and evaluate what types of musculoskeletal conditions are common in pregnancy and during early childhood and how splinting can help

Moderator: Mary Wright, BS, OT, The Toledo Hospital
9:00 AM
Activities for Daily Living and Instrumental Activities for Daily Living Ideas During Pregnancy and Early Childhood Years to Help Decrease Pain and Fatigue
Alison Hammond, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom
9:30 AM
Splinting to Decrease Pain During Pregnancy and Early Childhood Years
Carole V. Dodge, Univ of Michigan Med Ctr, Ann Arbor, MI
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