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What's the Difference? Clinical Applications for Standard and Complex Power Wheelchairs
Balancing Function and Independence: Clinical Considerations for Power Positioning
CEU Course Instructor

What's the Difference? Clinical Applications for Standard and Complex Power Wheelchairs

Friday, April 29, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Euphoria, 2nd Floor

Credits: 0.2 CEU
Level: Intermediate

Registration:
This complimentary course requires registration at Abilities Expo in addition to registration with Pride Mobility / Quantum Rehab. Space is limited and seats are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

Prerequisites:
Learners should have base knowledge and understand of power mobility devices and the general DME/CRT qualifications and justifications for various levels of equipment.

Target Audience:
Licensed/Certified Medical Professional (i.e. PT, OT), Rehab Professional (ATP, SMS, CRTS)

Course Description:
A power wheelchair is a power wheelchair, right? While many power wheelchairs are controlled by a standard in-line joystick, as complex rehab equipment professionals, we should not assume most power wheelchairs are similar.

This course will discuss key performance characteristics of the 2 most common power wheelchair groups (Group 2 and Group 3), considerations for drive wheel configuration, the need for non-expandable versus expandable controllers, and considerations for suspension.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish 3 key specifications of group 3 power wheelchairs that promote and enhance function for the end user.
  • Discuss 2 capabilities of expandable electronics provide to enhance functional independence for the end user.
  • Distinguish 2 advantages of each drive wheel configuration type that will facilitate environmental access for the end user.

Agenda:
Introduction/agenda, overview of power wheelchair group specifications, power wheelchair equipment packages: no power, single power, and multi power options, considerations and benefits of suspension.

Considerations and benefits of suspension; considerations and benefits of tracking technology; advantages and disadvantages of front, mid, and rear wheel drive power wheelchairs, wrap-up and discussion.

Intermediate Instructional Methods: 

  • Lecture with PowerPoint
  • Discussion

AOTA Classification Code: 
OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge

Balancing Function and Independence: Clinical Considerations for Power Positioning

Friday, April 29, 2022
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Euphoria, 2nd Floor

Credits: 0.2 CEU
Level: All Levels

Registration:
This complimentary course requires registration at Abilities Expo in addition to registration with Pride Mobility / Quantum Rehab. Space is limited and seats are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

Prerequisites:
A basic knowledge of power mobility devices is recommended but not necessary.

Target Audience:
Licensed/Certified Medical Professional (i.e. PT, OT), Rehab Professional (ATP, SMS, CRTS), Reimbursement & Billing Specialists

Course Description:
Power wheelchairs are designed to augment function when functional mobility is compromised or lost. For end users with complex needs, the power wheelchair can also augment repositioning and pressure relief.

This course will dive into the various options for power positioning, clinical benefits, various access methods, and the research supporting the need for power positioning technology.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain 4 clinical considerations for the recommendation of tilt, recline and power elevating legrests.
  • Discuss 3 different options for providing the end user access to the power positioning functions through the wheelchair controls.
  • Distinguish the medical need for an end user to operate their power seat functions through the drive control input device.

Agenda:
Introduction/agenda, trial of power seating functions, discussion of audience perceptions of power seat functions, clinical benefits of tilt, recline, elevating legrests, and combination systems.

Documenting medical necessity for power seat functions, control and operation of power seating functions through the drive input device, clinical considerations for power adjustable seat height, wrap-up and discussion.

Intermediate Instructional Methods: 

  • Lecture with PowerPoint
  • Demonstration
  • Discussion

AOTA Classification Code: 
OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge

Instructor: Jay Doherty, OTR, ATP/SMS, Quantum Rehab

Jay has 26 years of experience working in the assistive technology field with a concentration in complex rehab technology. As the director of clinical education at Quantum Rehab, Jay presents nationally and internationally on seating and wheeled mobility, focusing on evaluation and application of available technologies.

Before joining Quantum, Jay worked in both rehabilitation and assistive technology settings. His expertise ranges from pediatrics to adults. His presentations reflect a strong emphasis on different technology interventions. Jay currently sits on the Mobility Management Editorial Board and holds his ATP and SMS certifications from RESNA.

 

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