This course will help clinicians and supplier ATPs understand the nuances of how power wheelchairs work in order to justify the base recommended for their client. We will review the minimum performance characteristics of each power wheelchair group; consider single vs. multiple power capabilities and limitations; emphasize what a non-expandable and an expandable electronics system is and does, and examine the need to operate power seat functions through the drive input device.
1 Contact hour(s)
On-site or Live Stream Lecture
Beginner Level Course
What You Will Learn
Through this course, you'll learn fundamental concepts that will help you recommend the right power wheelchair base for your clients or patients.
Understand Power Functionalities
Learn the key differences that make certain power wheelchair base functionalities more desireable for patients based on their mobility or lifestyle needs.
Learn what expandable and non-expandable electronics systems are, the key differences between them, and the health outcomes they can help promote.
Drive Input Devices
Understand the need to operate power seating functions through drive input systems and gain an overview of a variety of standard and alternate drive systems.
Standard and Complex Wheelchairs
Learn the differences between standard and complex power wheelchairs and the key considerations to weigh when determining which is the right choice for your patient or client.
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
Reimbursement & Billing Specialists
Complex Rehabilitation Professionals
AOTA Classification Code(s)
Category: OT Service Delivery
On-site Lecture or Live Stream Lecture, Discussion, Clinical Applications, and Demonstration
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