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Let's Roll! The Art of Performing Seating and Positioning Evaluations!
Course Schedule

Registration 7:30a-8:00a
Class Begins 8:00a
Lunch on your own 11:30a-12:30p
Class Ends 3:30p

7:30-8:00 — REGISTRATION **Bring your own breakfast snack!

8:00a-8:15a
OPENING and WELCOME
 
8:15a-8:40a
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

8:40a-9:30a
OVERVIEW OF CUSHION TYPES
  • Overview of cushion types
    • Foam
    • Air
    • Gel
    • Mixed Medium
    • Other Specific Designs
      •     Comparison and selection algorithm
  • Horizontal Stiffness and Shear
MICROCLIMATE
  • Important considerations for skin protection

9:30a-9:45a - MORNING BREAK

9:45a-10:10a
SEATING OPTIONS... TILT, RECLINE, ELEVATORS, and MORE!
  • Tilt, reverse tilt, seat elevation, etc.
  • Medical and functional benefits
  • Justification for seating options

10:10a-11:00a
PERFORMANCE OF THE SEATING/MOBILITY EVALUATION
  • Referral process
  • Client assessment process
    • Evaluate client’s current equipment
    • Obtain client’s medical and functional history
    • Home environment
    • Physical assessment
  • Determine the appropriate equipment based upon client’s needs and presentation
  • Equipment algorithms
  • Alternative equipment options for low budget situations

11:00a-11:30a
OBTAINING MEASUREMENTS (For Inclusion in the Evaluation)
  • May be used for Evaluation, Assessment or Troubleshooting
  • Lab: Hands-on measurement lab
    • Measurement application to troubleshooting
    • Identification of orthopedic deformities
 
11:30a-12:30p - LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

12:30p-1:30p
UNDERSTANDING COMMON ORTHOPEDIC DEFORMITIES
  • What is the ideal pelvic position?
    • Posterior vs anterior pelvic tilt - intervention options with suggested equipment
  • Kyphosis, scoliosis and lordosis - intervention options with suggested equipment
  • Pelvic obliquity and rotation - intervention options with suggested equipment
  • Windswept deformity and other multi-deformity presentations
 
1:30p-1:55p
PRESSURE MAPPING, PURPOSE, USE, and CLINICAL APPLICATION
  • Benefits and features of pressure mapping
  • Pressure injury staging and prevalence

1:55p-2:10p AFTERNOON BREAK

2:10p-2:55p
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 lean 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!

2:55p-3:15p
DEVELOPING THE LETTER OF MEDICAL NECESSITY TO OBTAIN FUNDING
  • Design of letter of medical necessity
    • Including key phrases to include for funding source review
  • Review of sample letter of medical necessity
    • Case study/discussion
 
3:15p-3:30p
CLOSING/QUESTION/ANSWER and CERTIFICATE DISTRIBUTION