How to conduct a DSE (Display Screen Equipment) assessment: a guide for therapists
- 23 April 2021, 2pm - 3pm
Location: From the comfort of your own home! Delivered via Zoom.
Prerequisite: Any qualified therapist
CPD points: 5 when reflection is completed
Indications are, that many people who previously worked in an office will never go back. Instead, they will either continue to work from home, or may work partly from home and partly from an office. Remote working has become the norm. As a result, huge numbers of people may be incorrectly working with their DSE (Display Screen Equipment).
A DSE assessment involves an assessment of the chair, desk, monitor (if there is one), laptop (if there is one), telephone, mouse, keyboard and any peripheral equipment such as footstools, foot pedals, backrests, etc. Jane is a physiotherapist specialising in occupational health and has conducted many DSE assessments over the years. In this webinar, she will teach you how to conduct the assessment step-by-step, in what order to assess each item, common problems people report, and most importantly, how to help someone set up their DSE in the way that is ergonomically optimal for them.
Jane will start by explaining some of the practical steps you can take to help the DSE go smoothly and will share with you some of the mistakes that are commonly made by assessors. Jane will also provide the key questions you need to ask your client. She will explain the kinds of equipment that is recommended to help people with specific conditions such as shoulder impingement, carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, tennis elbow, back and neck pain.
- Instructions for the client
- The template you will need to help you document your findings
- Do you need to keep clinical notes?
- How to assess the chair and the client’s sitting posture, the position of the back, neck and lower limbs. Common problems.
- The desk: what is the correct size and height? Common problems.
- How to overcome chair-desk height problems for clients who are of short stature or tall stature
- How to assess the shoulders and upper limb. Common problems. Solutions.
- The position of the wrist and hands when typing. Common problems. Solutions.
- Common problems with keyboards. Solutions.
- The monitor/screen.
- Common problems.
Tutor: Jane Johnson
Jane is a physiotherapist with a passion for helping therapists to gain confidence in hands-on techniques. A massage and sports massage therapists for many years, she appreciates the value of touch and thrives on sharing the many tips she has picked up over the years. Jane is the author of six books for therapists: Soft Tissue Release, Therapeutic Stretching, Deep Tissue Massage, Postural Assessment, Postural Correction and The Big Back Book; Tips and Tricks for Therapists. You can contact Jane on her Facebook page.
You will need:
- Laptop or tablet that has a webcam and microphone
We are asking webinar attendees to donate £1 of their booking to go towards The Trussell Trust, who support a nationwide network of food banks and provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign to end the need for food banks in the UK. Attendees will be given the opportunity to donate £1 of their booking or opt-out of the donation within the booking form.
Webinar price and bookings:
FHT members: £10 (including £1 donation to Trussell Trust)
Non-members: £15 (including £1 donation to Trussell Trust)
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