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Optimize Wheeled Mobility Device Recommendations with CLOUT

Program ID : IC04.2019
Webinar Length of Time: 1.0 Hour

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Kendra Betz, MSPT, ATP
Veterans Health Administration, United States

Kendra Betz is a Physical Therapist and RESNA credentialed Assistive Technology Professional who has worked for the Veterans Health Administration for more than 25 years. She holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of Pittsburgh and teaches regularly at national and international forums. Kendra's areas of clinical specialization and passion include spinal cord injury rehabilitation, assistive technology, adaptive sports and patient safety.

Brad Dicianno, MD, MS

Brad Dicianno, MD is a tenured associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His clinical interests are in the areas of spina bifida and assistive technology. He is the Medical Director of the UPMC Center for Assistive Technology and the Director of the UPMC Adult Spina Bifida Clinic.

Presented at the 35th International Seating Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA USA

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.


Providing “just right” wheeled mobility support for clients with complex needs requires a detailed and coordinated team approach. Professionals working in all facets of the wheeled mobility industry are charged with efficiently coordinating comprehensive customer service while providing high quality, optimally configured, cost effective and safe products as supported by objective evidence. However, it’s often challenging to locate, assemble and understand the existing evidence to strategically analyze mobility products and differentiate between beneficial attributes and inherent limitations. The Clinical Limits of Use Tool (CLOUT) for Wheeled Mobility Devices is an innovative and dynamic project that provides a framework for objective product evaluation. Based on the established ICF model, the key elements of CLOUT include defining device description and features, common usage scenarios, applicable regulation and coding, existing test standards, performance expectations including clinical assessment, care, maintenance and storage requirements, and education and training needs. Assimilation of quantitative and qualitative data directs identification of the limits of use of the device, for which mitigation can then be determined for appropriate next steps. Case examples will demonstrate practical implementation of the CLOUT process to impact clinical actions, direct procurement decisions, and ultimately maximize client outcomes with value-based interventions.

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CEU Registration and Cost

0.100 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded to individuals for viewing 1.0 hours of instruction.
The cost for the webinar is $59.00

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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 |06.27.2019