This is an article written with research support to give a little deeper perspective into quad sets and why healthcare professionals are likely overusing them. This might be the first time anyone has dedicated 10+ pages to this simple drill…
- Establish and present the prerequisites to Quad-Sets.
- Provide opportunities to integrate quad activation into the postures.
- Explain why quad sets might not be the best intervention to address AMI.
- Provide a historical perspective on how Quad Sets came to be.
Many healthcare providers prescribe quad sets to their patients to improve quad activation without a complete understanding of why the quad is inhibited. Research shows that many healthcare providers (specifically AT’s) don’t fully understand how effusion creates a spinal inhibitory reflex following trauma (injury or surgery).
Further, without very clear and simple requisites being present, quad sets can actually make the problem worse.
Complete all of the course requirements -including a ridiculous quiz – and get 1.5 Cat A CEU’s!