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    Let’s Roll! The Art of Performing Seating & Mobility Evaluations – Kirsten Davin & Trisha Farmer

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    5 Hours 24 Minutes

    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.

    Let’s Roll! The Art of Performing Seating & Mobility Evaluations – Kirsten Davin & Trisha Farmer

    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!


    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

    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


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