Mobility for the Bariatric Population in Acute Care

Waterloo, IA US
September 20, 2018



This is a private course. Registrations are not being accepted.

Target Audience

Physical and occupational therapists. 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss strategies to reduce weight bias and improve care for the person of size. 
  • Describe a screening process to determine patient ability/safety for mobility. 
  • Identify bariatric body types and basic technique for mobility. 
  • Discuss ways for safe & therapeutic interventions for the bariatric population. 
  • Apply concepts of safe patient handling.


Cindy Utley, PT, DPT, CEEAA
Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor at Des Moines University

Dr. Utley earned her Masters in Physical Therapy in 1991 from the Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences and Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2013 from the University of New England. She has over 27 years of experience as a licensed physical therapist with experience across a variety of health care settings including acute care, rehabilitation, home care, and outpatient care. She has practiced in the acute care setting for over 16 years and continues to practice at a local health care organization in acute care.

Dr. Utley has been a clinician, a clinical instructor for students, and a manager in the acute care and outpatient settings. Presently she is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Clinical Education at Des Moines University in Des Moines Iowa. Her areas of instruction include concepts in acute care, health care compliance and regulations, leadership and management skills, and topics in practice management.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/20/2018 - 4:30pm CDT
Event ends: 
09/20/2018 - 6:30pm CDT
UnityPoint Allen Hospital
1825 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50703
United States
+1 (319) 235-3941

Continuing Education Credit

Certificates of attendance will be given for 2.0 continuing education contact hours.


No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas. The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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