IPRS has teamed up with ErgoScience to provide training for it’s products within the UK.
Both IPRS and ErgoScience are strong clinically focused companies, and each understands the importance of working with clinical systems which are clinically appropriate and evidence based.
ErgoScience - Quantitative Job Demands Analysis
The ErgoScience Quantitative Job Demands Analysis (QJDA) is an evaluation process that examines and quantifies the physical demands required to perform a given job or position within an organisation. The QJDA is performed at the work site and includes ether videotaping or systematic observation.
The analyst also measures the forces required to perform the job and distances over which those forces are exerted. Data is entered into software that scores and creates a report.
The JDA information is used to create job-specific post-offer and return-to-work screens, job-specific FCEs to develop transitional duty programs, and to make rehab programs job-specific. Objective JDAs ensure that functional testing and return to work programs are defensible.
The QJDA training is an online, self-paced training course which equips individuals with the ability to perform accurate job demands analyses. By completing this course you will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to:
Define jobs according to the required physical demands
Complete accurate and succinct job demands reports summarising JDA results
Utilize the JDA software with a built in standardised scoring system
Functional Capacity Evaluation
A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a comprehensive battery of performance-based tests that is used commonly to determine ability for work, activities of daily living or leisure activities. An FCE is a detailed examination and evaluation that objectively measures the evaluee’s current level of function.
Measurements of function from an FCE are used to make return-to-work (activity) decisions, disability determinations or to design rehabilitation plans. An FCE measures the ability of an individual to perform functional or work-related tasks and predicts the potential to sustain these tasks over a defined time frame.
What’s different about ErgoScience’s FCE?
The ErgoScience FCE is the only research-developed and fully validated measurement tool available to accurately and objectively measure an individual’s physical capabilities. The patented scoring system takes clinical guesswork out of determining an overall level of work, projecting performance for an 8-hour day and determining sincerity-of-effort.
ErgoScience FCE’s can only be performed by health professionals who have completed a training course consisting of 24 hours of instruction, and have demonstrated their competency by passing a series of examinations.
ErgoScience has one of the largest clinic networks in the industry, comprised of over 850 clinics, located both domestically in the U.S. and internationally.