This course is designed to help medical professionals to understand when a patient or client may need a power wheelchair, understand PWC technologies and their functions at a fundamental level, and how to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
1 Contact hour(s)
Live Stream Lecture
Beginner Level Course
What You Will Learn
Through this one-hour continuing education course, you'll learn how power wheelchairs can benefit your patient or client's overall health and accomplish 4 key objectives:
ICF Model for Identifying Power CRT Needs
You'll learn how to use the ICF model to identify 3 indications that your patient may need a professional evaluation for a power wheelchair or power-assist device.
Differences in Power Wheelchair Performance
Understand the 3 clincial differences between front, mid, and rear-wheel drive power wheelchairs and how they influence mobility differently in indoor and outdoor environments.
Know the Benefits of Power Seating
Learn the 5 different power seat functions that affect your patients' everyday activities and their overall health, function, and participation in life.
You'll learn and discuss 2 training techniques that can be used to help your patients get the most from the functions of their power seating and mobility technologies.
Course Flow & Time Outline
|5||Introduction, Overview, and Review Course Objectivess|
|15||Indications for a power assist device or power wheelchair mobilitys|
|10||Power wheelchair base configuration considerationss|
|15||Power seat functions and considerationss|
|10||Training techniques for power wheelchair and seat function utilizations|
|5||Summary, Question & Answers|
Statement of Clinical Relevance
Content of the activity directly relates to the scope of practice of occupational and physical therapy as defined by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
In order to obtain CEU credits, participant must attend course, sign in and out, and complete an on-line course assessment following completion of the course.
0.1 AOTA CEU(s)
1 Contact Hour(S)
Who is this program for?
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Physical Therapist Assistants
Assistive Technology Professionals
Medical Suppliers & Providers
Complex Rehabilitation Professionals
AOTA Classification Code(s)
Category: OT Service Delivery
Synchronous Live Stream Lecture, Discussion, Clinical Applications, and Demonstration
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