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27th Virtual PRAT Grand Rounds: Power Wheelchair Alternative Driving Methods

Program ID : CW592.0913.15
Webinar Length of Time: 1.5 hour


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Presenters

Michelle L. Lange, ORT/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Michelle is an occupational therapist with 30 years of experience and has been in private practice, Access to Independence, for 10 years. She is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally, and has authored 6 book chapters and over 200 articles. She is the editor of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, 4th ed. And Clinical Editor of NRRTS Directions magazine. Michelle is a member of the Clinician Task Force.
Note: Faculty for this activity have been required to disclose all relationships with any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, with the exemption of nonprofit or government organizations and non-healthcare related companies. 

Michelle Lange Presents educational courses for Stealth Products, including power wheelchair alternative driving methods. She frequently presents on this topic in-person and through webinars and receives an honorarium to do so.

Note: Faculty for this activity have been required to disclose all relationships with any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, with the exemption of nonprofit or government organizations and non-healthcare related companies.

* Michelle Lange Presents educational courses for Stealth Products, including power wheelchair alternative driving methods. She frequently presents on this topic in-person and through webinars and receives an honorarium to do so.


Description

The most common driving method for power wheelchairs is the joystick. This proportional driving method provides 360 degrees of directional control and proportional speed. Not everyone can use a standard joystick, however, due to limitations in motor control or muscle strength. This webinar will present a variety of alternative proportional driving methods with clinical indicators for each. When a client cannot efficiently use any alternative proportional control, non-proportional or digital driving methods are available to match an individual’s needs. This webinar will also present a variety of alternative digital driving methods with clinical indicators for each.


Learning Objectives

Upon attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

 


References

  1. Kenyon, L. K., Farris, J., Brockway, K., Hannum, N., & Proctor, K. (2015). Promoting self-exploration and function through an individualized power mobility training program. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 27(2), 200-206.
  2. Archambault, P. S., Tremblay, S., Cachecho, S., Routhier, F., & Boissy, P. (2012). Driving performance in a power wheelchair simulator. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 7(3), 226-233.
  3. Livingstone, R., & Paleg, G. (2014). Practice considerations for the introduction and use of power mobility for children. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 56(3), 210-221.

CEU Registration and Cost

(0.15) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded to individuals for viewing (1.5) hours of instruction.

The cost for the webinar is ($59.00)


Instructions to Obtain CEUs

To pay for the webinar and receive CEUs click on ‘Sign Into RSTCE Database  

  1. Enter user name and password or create new profile
  2. Select Webinars
  3. Select Webinar Registration
  4. Select: Power Wheelchair Alternative Driving Methods
  5. Select on method of payment (i.e. credit card, check, coupon code) and hit continue
  6. Submit payment

A payment confirmation will be sent via e-mail. (Allow 30 minutes for the database to process payment and send confirmation).

  1. After confirmation received and webinar viewed, log back into database and Select Post Tests and Evaluations
  2. Select and complete the Webinar Post Test
  3. Return back and Select Post Tests and Evaluations
  4. Select and complete the Webinar Evaluation

You will receive your CEU Certificate via e-mailed as a PDF file (Please allow 30 minutes for the database to process your certificate and send it to your e-mail)

The University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences awards Continuing Education Units to individuals who enroll in certain educational activities. The CEU is designated to give recognition to individuals who continue their education in order to keep up-to-date in their profession. (One CEU is equivalent to 10 hours of participation in an organized continuing education activity). Each person should claim only those hours of credit that he or she actually spent in the educational activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is certifying the educational contact hours of this program and by doing so is in no way endorsing any specific content, company, or product. The information presented in this program may represent only a sample of appropriate interventions.


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Updated | 10.26.2016