Wheelchair Seating & Positioning: Assessment, Troubleshooting & Achieving the Perfect Fit! - Cranberry Township $149.00
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Wheelchair Seating & Positioning: Assessment, Troubleshooting & Achieving the Perfect Fit! - Cranberry Township

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Wheelchair Seating & Positioning: Assessment, Troubleshooting & Achieving the Perfect Fit! - Cranberry Township
$149.00
12/2/2017
0.60
Performance Health Academy
6.00
Cranberry Township
Description

Over 3 million Americans use wheelchairs on a daily basis. There are numerous unfortunate instances where improper seating and positioning result in skin breakdown, decreased wheelchair tolerance, and reduction in overall function and independence.  Health care workers are often responsible for evaluating clients, determining needs and securing the most appropriate form of wheelchair seating and positioning, which can often be a formidable task. 


Dr. Davin designed this seminar to instill equipment providers, clinicians and other health care professionals with a working knowledge in performing seating and mobility assessments, troubleshooting existing seating systems, and implementing seating and positioning equipment to increase client independence.  Evaluation, assessment techniques and procedures will be presented, as well as common diagnoses which often warrant specialized seating considerations or equipment.  Information regarding a variety of cutting-edge equipment including mobility bases and seating and positioning options will be reviewed, as well as the abundance of features which are available to increase the client’s overall functional independence. Funding sources will be identified, as well as an overview of the strategies in developing letters of medical necessity including key elements to gain approval for equipment. 


For those currently struggling with clients in poor sitting positions, whether it is in a skilled nursing facility, out-patient rehab center, acute care center, home health setting or elsewhere, this class is a must!


This seminar will provide clinicians with a working knowledge of seating and mobility assessments, troubleshooting existing seating systems, and incorporating these skills to implement equipment to increase client independence. Funding sources will be identified, and participants will receive an overview of the process of developing letters of medical necessity, as well as key elements to include in such documents for equipment approval. 



Course Objectives and Outcomes
  • Identify a minimum of three wheelchair seating and positioning issues using case study assessment and interactive discussion and explain appropriate intervention to rectify/improve client presentation.
  • Define two appropriate equipment options each for diagnosis including kyphosis, scoliosis, and pelvic obliquity by applying an arsenal of information on equipment options, cushions, backs, quick fixes and other seating and positioning products.
  • Identify the written justification and correct documentation required for two pieces of assistive technology equipment in a manner which would be deemed acceptable by third party funding sources/Medicare. 
  • Identify three common etiologies and pathologies which commonly necessitate assistive technology and describe their prognosis and expectations for future wheelchair seating/positioning needs. 


  • Course Author: Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS, EMT-BD, CFF-II

    Dr. Kirsten N. Davin is a licensed Occupational Therapist and certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS) with extensive experience in a variety of practice areas including inpatient, acute care and intensive care units.


    Dr. Davin is known for her live, national speaking tours, which to date have reached over 12,000 therapists.  She has conducted multiple workshops and courses on the topics of seating/positioning, assistive technology, and preparation for the Assistive Technology Practitioner certification examination.


    Kirsten is also the co-owner of Precision Seating Solutions, which she co-founded following the development of an affordable pressure mapping system (for wheelchair use) which to date, has reached global distribution.  Additionally, she currently teaches anatomy/physiology and medical terminology at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois.




    Course Instructors

    Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS, EMT-BD, CFF-II


    Malynda A Milner, PTA/L

    Malynda (Mindy) Milner is a Level 2 Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant with nearly a decade of experience in the acute care setting.  In the acute care realm, she has extensive experience in the provision of treatment interventions in various practice areas, including, but not limited to the intensive care unit, Central Illinois Regional Burn Center, Central Illinois Regional Stroke Center, CARF Certified Intensive Rehab Center with an emphasis in Neurological diagnoses at a leading Certified Comprehensive Stroke center. 


    Her subacute experience focuses primarily on return-to-home and community re-entry recommendations, including wheelchair, seating, and home assessment as well as family training and education.  Mindy, also serves as a clinical instructor to Level II occupational therapy assistant students and has experience in instruction of 2nd year medical students at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine on basic transfer training, wheelchair education, and proper handling of patients in the hospital setting.


    Mindy is the Eastern Regional Marketing Director for Precision Seating Solutions, LLC, and has given multiple in-services on the PS256 Pressure Mapping System. She has also served as a clinical instructor and has represented the Physical Therapy profession at multiple career fairs and educational events hosted by the hospital in which she is employed. Further, Mindy has extensive knowledge and background in multiple areas, including level 1 Trauma Center, ICU, Regional Burn Center, Regional Stroke Center, Intensive Rehabilitation (CARF CERTIFIED), and Lung Volume Reduction Surgery.


    Leslie Ladage, COTA/L

    Leslie Ladage is a licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant with extensive experience in inpatient acute care, wheelchair seating/positioning, troubleshooting and assessment. She has vast knowledge and experience in a variety of practice areas including assessment and treatment in Central Illinois’ Regional Trauma Center, Regional Burn Center, and the CARF Certified Intensive Rehab Center (Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL). Leslie’s post-acute experience focuses primarily on post-hospital needs, as well as return-to-home and community re-entry recommendations including wheelchair, seating, home assessment/modification, and family training/education. She also serves as a clinical instructor to Level II occupational therapy assistant students and has experience instructing 2nd year medical students at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine on basic transfer training, wheelchair education, and proper handling of patients in the hospital setting.


    In addition to her practice at Memorial Medical Center, Leslie serves as the West Coast Marketing and Education Director for Precision Seating Solutions, where she is responsible for international healthcare education in the area of wheelchair seating and positioning, troubleshooting, assessment, intervention, and more specifically, pressure related injuries, pressure wounds, and the effect of pressure and microclimate on skin integrity.



    Course Provider: Performance Health Academy
    Performance Health Academy

    Contact us at continuingeducation@performancehealthacademy.com




    Course Outline
    Intended Audience/Level of Instruction 

    Intermediate class for PT, PTA, OT, and OTA.  Information and working knowledge to more effectively perform seating and mobility assessments, troubleshoot existing systems and implement equipment optimization. 



    Prerequisites

    Previous experience not required. 



    Format and Method of Instruction

    Lecture, live demonstration, hands-on application, question/answer and discussion. 



    Course Completion Requirements

    Attendance for the entire seminar.  If not, amended CE will be granted accordingly based on your boards/associations requirements. 



    Course Agenda

    • Welcome and Introduction - 8:00 to 8:15am
    • Overview of Ideal Seating Position and the Physics of Seating - 8:15 to 8:40am
    • Identification of Common Orthopedic Deformities – 8:40am to 9:25am
    • MORNING BREAK - 9:25 to 9:40am
    • Overview of Wheelchair Styles, Benefits, Drawbacks and Selection – 9:40 to 10:10am
    • Overview of Wheelchair Cushions, Benefits, Drawbacks and Selection - 10:10 to 11:00am
    • Overview of Seating Options– 11:00 to 10:30am
    • LUNCH – 11:30 to 12:30pm
    • Performing the Equipment Assessment – What does my client/resident/patient need and how do I make the final selection? – 12:30 to 1:00pm
    • Obtainment of Anthropometric Measurements in Anticipation of Ordering Equipment or Troubleshooting - 1:00 to 1:40pm
    • Quick Overview of the Benefits of Pressure Mapping and Understanding Pelvis Neutrality - 1:40-2:15pm
    • AFTERNOON BREAK – 2:15pm to 2:30pm
    • Review of Case Studies, Troubleshooting and Discussion of Images - 2:30-2:55pm
    • Creating a Successful Letter of Medical necessity - 2:55-3:15pm
    • Closing with question and answer session - 3:15 to 3:30pm 


    Cancellation Policy

    Performance Health Academy reserves the right to cancel any live course.  A cancellation may be decided if a minimum number of attendees is not reached 30 days from the course date.  A full refund or immediate transfer to a future course will be given if Performance Health Academy cancels the seminar for any reason. 


    Refunds will not be provided to those who do not cancel and do not show or for those who begin a course but do not complete it. 


    Performance Health Academy reserves the right to cancel a course in the event of extenuating circumstances.  In the event of a cancellation, Performance Health Academy will give as much notice as possible.  However, should any course be cancelled, Performance Health Academy is not responsible for any travel-related expenses, including but not limited to airfare, overnight accommodations or other arrangements. 



    Attendee Cancellation Policy

    15 days or more before course date – Full refund minus $25 administration fee


    14 days or less before the course date – 50% refund


    Refunds will not be provided to those who do not cancel and do not show or for those who begin a course but do not complete it.


    If your schedule does not permit you to attend please contact continuingeducation@performancehealthacademy.com to cancel your registration. 



    ADA Needs

    Please contact continuingeducation@performancehealthacademy.com and we will be happy to assist. 



    Concerns

    Concerns should be sent to Performance Health Academy, 28100 Torch Parkway #700, Warrenville, IL, 60555.  Attn: Performance Health Academy Education Coordinator, or to continuingeducation@performancehealthacademy.com.  You may also reach us by telephone at 630-393-6000 and ask for the Performance Health Academy Education Coordinator.



    What to Wear

    There are no specific requirements for attire for this course.

     
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