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Therapeutic Use of Heat and Cold

Author: Dana Bartlett, RN, MA, MSN

Course Created: 2010

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours

Course Summary

This CNA inservice provides information on the therapeutic use of heat and cold.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Basic Principles of Heat and Cold Therapy
  • Using Heat and Cold Safely
  • Specific Heat and Cold Therapies
    • Learning Objectives

      • Identify two ways the body controls heat loss and heat conservation.
      • Identify how this response is both helpful and harmful.
      • Identify two other ways heat and cold therapy can be therapeutic.
      • Identify three types of clients who need careful monitoring during heat or cold therapy.
      • Identify three basic rules of using heat and cold therapy.


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