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IC01 – Using the Science of Materials to Compare Wheelchair Cushions

Program ID : IC01.2017
Webinar Length of Time: 1.25 Hour


Link to view the lecture presentation:

English:

https://youtu.be/vYQKMaz-saQ?list=PL7zmu3UzhnBbOT7gG_FDrAADNBjvQvSCA


Spanish:

http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Webinar/ISS2017ESPvideos/IC01_ESP.mp4

Resources:


Presenters

Darren Hammond, MPT, PT, CWS
ROHO Institute
Belleville, Illinois
United States

W. Darren Hammond, has held clinical positions and faculty appointments in the United States for over twenty-three years. In addition to being a board Certified Wound Care Specialist, his focus of treatment has been in SCI rehabilitation. Darren has had extensive experience with seating, wound management, pressure mapping and equipment prescription. He is currently Senior Director of The ROHO Institute, where he lectures nationally and internationally on wound management, pressure imaging and seating options.

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.

* No conflicts have been disclosed.


Description

This program will provide foundational knowledge of an alternative approach to the way the health care community chooses various seating support surfaces when discussing skin integrity, positioning and stability. Using scientific principles, this discussion will review the materials and the various design methods used to construct cushions in order to provide specific therapeutic benefits. In addition, participants will gain a greater understanding of varying load redistribution properties used to achieve specific clinical outcomes. 

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.


Learning Objectives

Upon viewing this webinar, participants will be able to:


References


CEU Registration and Cost

0.125 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded to individuals for viewing 1.25 hours of instruction.
The cost for the webinar is $59.00

Instructions to Obtain CEUs

go to the RSTCE web site at: www.rstce.org

    1. Enter user name and password or create new profile
    2. Select Webinars
    3. Select the webinar: IC01 – Using the Science of Materials to Compare Wheelchair Cushions
    4. Complete your registration

A payment confirmation will be sent via e-mail.
(Allow 10 minutes for the database to process payment and send a confirmation e-mail).

After viewing the webinar

    1. log back into database and Select Post Tests and Evaluation for: IC01 – Using the Science of Materials to Compare Wheelchair Cushions
    2. Select and complete Post Tests and Evaluations

You will receive your CEU Certificate via e-mailed as a PDF file (Please allow 10 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 | 08.31.2017