PT Course Details
Course # 1196
Selecting the Ideal Wheelchair Seating System
Cost: This course is included in a $99 CEU Total Access package.
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Course Learning OutcomesPreview Exam
- List two benefits and drawbacks associated with the use of foam, gel, and air cushions.
- Identify when custom seating is necessary to use with a client as well as two benefits and drawbacks associated with the use of custom seating.
- State the definition of a mixed medium cushion and identify the purpose of this type of cushion design.
- Define the concept of horizontal stiffness in regards to cushion selection and list two reasons as to why it is important to consider horizontal stiffness when making a cushion selection.
|10-15 Minutes||Definition of horizontal stiffness and how it impacts cushion selection|
|15-30 Minutes||Explanation of current Medicare seating algorithm, including provision of sample cushions which are included in each seating code|
|30-55 Minutes||Description of properties of various types of cushions (ie. foam, gel, air, etc.)|
|55-65 Minutes||Benefits and drawbacks associated with above noted types of cushions|
|65-80 Minutes||Identification of mixed medium cushions and their benefits|
|80-95 Minutes||Purpose of custom seating|
|95-110 Minutes||Creating custom seating on a tight budget|
|110-120 Minutes||Closing, Question and Answer Session|
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Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS
DR. KIRSTEN DAVIN, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS is best known for her long running seminar, Let’s Roll! The Art of Performing Seating and Mobility Evaluations. She is a licensed Occupational Therapist, 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, as well as the Central Illinois Regional Burn Center. She is the owner of a successful home health-based private practice, Escape Mobility Solutions, LLC, which is dedicated to evaluating individuals for custom forms of assistive technology, such as power and manual wheelchairs, seating and positioning systems, and augmentative and alternative communication. She regularly conducts workshops on a national basis, regarding seating/positioning and assistive technology, and prides herself in offering entertaining and engaging seminars, and make learning fun. Dr.Davin completed her undergrad studies in occupational therapy, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001. She received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy in 2007, from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah, where she now holds a faculty position.
Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Continuing Education Information
PhysicalTherapy.com is an approval agency for the Physical Therapy Board of California.
This course is approved by the District of Columbia Board of Physical Therapy.
IL Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor
This course is offered for 2.0 CEUs (Intermediate level) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Sponsor License #216000252).
This course is offered for 2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Category 2) by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CS80-2012-KPTA).
This course is offered for 2 CEUs (unknown level) by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy.
This course is offered for 2 CEUs (Intermediate level) by the APTA, New Mexico Chapter.
This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 units of continuing education (Clinical).
PhysicalTherapy.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.
Texas Physical Therapy Association
This course is offered for 2.0 CEUs (Intermediate level) by the Texas Physical Therapy Association.
Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit.
Please Note: The CEU exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.
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