Let’s Roll! The Art of Performing Seating & Mobility Evaluations
Digital Seminar

Let’s Roll! The Art of Performing Seating & Mobility Evaluations


Faculty:
Kirsten Davin |  Trisha Farmer
Duration:
5 Hours 24 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Sep 12, 2017
Product Code:
POS020646
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

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.

Back by popular demand and all new!  Dr. Davin has designed this recording to provide health care professionals and therapists with a working knowledge of performing seating and mobility evaluations, troubleshooting existing seating systems, as well as the skills to incorporate assistive technology into therapeutic practice to increase their client’s independence.  Evaluation and assessment techniques and procedures will be presented, including common diagnoses which often warrant alternative mobility, controls or other forms of assistive technology. Information regarding a variety of cutting edge equipment, including mobility bases, seating and positioning options will be reviewed, as well as the abundance of features which may be obtained to increase the client’s overall functional independence. Funding sources will be identified, and participants will receive detailed instruction regarding the development of letters of medical necessity, as well as key elements to include in such documents for equipment approval.

For those currently struggling with patients in poor sitting positions, whether it is in a skilled nursing facility, acute care center, home health setting or elsewhere, this recording is a must!

Credits

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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 cepesi@pesi.com 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 mental health professionals.  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 professions standards


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants (Self-Study)

AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 5.0 self-study contact hours or .5 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. Expires: 09/12/2019.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants - Florida (Self-Study)

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 5.4 self-study continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants (Self-Study)

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.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants - California (Self-Study)

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.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants - Illinois (Self-Study)

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.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants - New York (Self-Study)

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.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants - Texas (Self-Study)

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.


Θ Other Professions (Self-Study)

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.


Handouts

Faculty

Kirsten Davin Related seminars and products: 3

OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS,


Dr. Kirsten Davin, OTDR/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.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kirsten Davin receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Kirsten Davin has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Trisha Farmer Related seminars and products: 1

COTA/L


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.

 


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Objectives

  1. Confidently troubleshoot a variety of wheelchair seating and positioning issues for patients in a multitude of settings
  2. Receive an arsenal of information on equipment options, cushions, backs, quick fixes and other seating and positioning products to better your patient
  3. Identify the appropriate assistive technology devices required to meet the client’s needs
  4. Explain the many intricacies of performing a seating and mobility evaluation and how to best integrate this evaluation into therapeutic practice
  5. Identify successful methods of documenting and obtaining funding for assistive technology
  6. Create an original letter of medical necessity to obtain funding for various forms of assistive technology
  7. Review a variety of common etiologies and pathologies which may necessitate assistive technology

Outline

OVERVIEW OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT

  • Power wheelchairs
    • Center, front, and rear wheel drive chair comparison
    • Turning radius, environmental benefits/liabilities
  • Manual wheelchairs
    • Standard, lightweight, and ultra-lightweight chair comparison
    • Turning radius, environmental benefits/liabilities
  • Bariatric wheelchairs, seating systems and product lines
  • Seating systems
    • Overview of cushion types
      • Comparison and selection algorithm
      • New, cost efficient and, easy-to-implement equipment
    • Seating accessories
  • Augmentative and alternative communication
    • Easy to implement, tech friendly options

PERFORMANCE OF THE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (SEATING/MOBILITY) EVALUATION

  • Referral process
  • Client assessment process
    • Evaluate client’s current equipment
    • Obtain client’s medical and functional history
    • Home environment
    • Physical assessment
    • Obtainment of anthropometric measurements
      • Hands-on measurement lab
      • Measurement application to troubleshooting
    • Identification of orthopedic deformities
  • Review of sample evaluation (case study example)

EQUIPMENT SELECTION PROCESS

  • Determine the appropriate equipment based upon client’s needs and presentation
  • Equipment algorithms
  • Alternative equipment options for low budget situations

DEVELOPING THE LETTER OF MEDICAL NECESSITY TO OBTAIN FUNDING

  • Design of letter of medical necessity
  • Review of sample letter of medical necessity

TROUBLESHOOTING THE CLIENT’S CURRENT EQUIPMENT

  • Extensive review of a multitude of problem seating situations with solutions!
    • Forward flexion, “pulling out” of wheelchair (w/c), “sliding forward” from seating system, lateral leaning in w/c, and more!
  • Low cost options to improving the client’s current equipment
  • An abundance of case studies, images and solutions to your toughest seating issues!

CLOSING, QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • DME Providers
  • Rehab Directors
  • Directors of Nursing
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Social Workers
  • Special Education Teachers
  • School-Based Therapists
  • Long-Term Care Therapists and Administrators
  • Caregivers

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