(2 hrs. / 0.2 CEUs)
General Overview: This session will help clinicians and providers conduct an effective assessment for a client who needs complex rehab technology. All components of a successful seating and mobility evaluation will be reviewed including: subjective interview, mat evaluation, equipment trial, prescription considerations, documentation, and delivery/fitting of the equipment. The framework described will follow the guidelines published in the “RESNA Wheelchair Service Provision Guide.” Participants will learn how to better observe the client neurologically and physically to determine the most appropriate manual or power wheelchair and seating system. Additionally, the client’s environment, activities and participation will also be considered to determine the most appropriate CRT recommendations. Evidence-based application of manual and power wheelchair configuration, as well as seating system features, will be discussed.
Objectives: By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
1. List three components of a seating and mobility assessment.
2. Describe two elements of the connection between appropriate positioning and, both manual wheelchair propulsion, and power wheelchair input access.
3. Describe three evidence based rationale for recommendation and justification of a multiple powered seating system.
4. Utilize the ICF model to describe the connection between how the power wheelchair base and manual wheelchair frame configurations work together with the seating system to optimize three end user outcomes with participation.