Incorporating Assistive Technology
An estimated 1.6 million Americans utilize assistive technology to achieve improved independence. For health care workers, the responsibility of evaluating clients, determining needs, and seeking out the most appropriate form of assistive technology, such as powered mobility, augmentative or assistive communication technology, wheelchair seating systems, and more can often be quite intimidating.
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Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-844-8260 before the event.
Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.
All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners. For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 5.4 self-study continuing education credits.
PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 5.25 continuing competency hours.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 5.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.
This self-study course consists of 5.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.
PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 5.0 CE credit hours.
PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 6.4 contact hours.
This self-study activity qualifies for 5.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.
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Dr. Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS, is a veteran Occupational Therapist of over 16 years with extensive experience in a variety of inpatient and acute care practice since obtaining her occupational therapy degree in 2001. She is best known for her live, national speaking tours, as she has conducted thousands of workshops and courses on the topics of splinting, seating/positioning, assistive technology, acute care assessment and intervention, and work/life balance.
Kirsten received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy in 2007, and graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001. She was most recently named the 2016 recipient of the VGM HME (Home Medical Equipment) Woman of the Year Award, presented at the fall MedTrade conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Trisha Farmer, COTA/L, a nationally renowned speaker and educator, holds extensive experience in all aspects of acute care, including neurology, complex trauma, orthopedics and a multitude of diagnoses involving medically complex and clinically fragile patients. Clinically, she is currently employed within a Level I Trauma Center, which holds a nationally recognized stroke center and Regional Burn Center, where she routinely develops innovative and evidence-based treatment plans for patient’s experiencing a wide variety of diagnoses.
In addition to her clinical expertise, Trisha serves as a continuing education instructor for multiple organizations, specializing in the provision of continuing education in the field of acute care therapy as well as wheelchair seating/positioning. In her spare time, Trisha works closely with volunteer and non-profit organizations with a focus on veterans and suicide awareness.
Financial: Trisha Farmer has an employment relationship with Memorial Medical Center; and Saint Louis University Hospital. She receives an honorarium from Performance Health Academy. Ms. Farmer receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Trisha Farmer has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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OVERVIEW OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT
PERFORMANCE OF THE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (SEATING/MOBILITY) EVALUATION
EQUIPMENT SELECTION PROCESS
DEVELOPING THE LETTER OF MEDICAL NECESSITY TO OBTAIN FUNDING
TROUBLESHOOTING THE CLIENT’S CURRENT EQUIPMENT
CLOSING, QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
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