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IC25: The Other Seat! Critical Considerations for Bathroom Equipment

Program ID : IC25.2017

Webinar Length of Time: 1.25 Hour

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Sharon L Sutherland (Pratt), PT
Seating Solutions, LLC
Longmont, Colorado
United States

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.

* (Presenter(s)) disclosed the following conflict(s):
Clinical consulting for Ottobock and RAZ. Owner of Seating Solutions, LLC.


A lot of time and resources are invested on skin integrity preservation and positioning strategies to help reduce the incidence of sitting acquired decubitus ulcers and postural deviations while sitting in manual and power wheelchairs. Regrettably, these individuals are still at significantly high risk of the same seating challenges if they are using improperly configured and poorly adjusted rehab shower commode chairs (RSCCs). For the past few years I have been working with clinicians globally enquiring about clinical best practices related to the prescription of rehab shower commode chairs. It is evident that there is a need for greater clinical focus in this area. It is my intent to focus on some very important assessment details that will help with our clinical thinking and translation to product parameters. For example, are we getting enough detail during our clinical assessment on where these individuals are when they are not in their wheelchair and how their skin is being protected? Are we using best practice guidelines for skin integrity preservation during the assessment process? We will review some critical pelvic anthropometrics along with postural analysis and ask ourselves what this means when investigating the essential clinical features of bathroom equipment. Finally we will look at how interface pressure mapping can be just as helpful in the selection of rehab/shower commode chairs as it is in the selection of wheelchair seat cushions and back supports.

This session is supported by a company with reported interest in the sale of Assistive Technology products. The content has been reviewed by ISS personnel and determined to be appropriate for continuing education purposes.

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0.125 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded to individuals for viewing 1.25 hours of instruction.
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Updated | 06.19.2017