Clinicians and providers are challenged to find their way to 2017 best practice when innovations in technology are far outpacing advances in funding. Clinicians and providers must understand how to empower their clients with choices of the best rehab technology solutions for clients’ long-term health, function and participation – as well as to keep their practice current with today’s technology. This presentation will apply evidence and case examples to illustrate steps to best outcomes, as well as charting a path to optimal recommendations, and documenting so that individual client’s needs are clearly linked with the technology recommended.
CEU Objectives: By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Explain 2 barriers to end-users’ access to technology and 2 options of how to overcome them.
- Explain 2 ways that poor manual wheelchair configuration can lead to compensation during propulsion by the wheelchair end-user and 2 evidence based clinical/equipment recommendations to help.
- Using the ICF model, summarize 3 ways that smart technology can positively affect health outcomes for the wheelchair user.
- Interpret 3 recommendations from research about how power seat functions should be applied in evidence based practice to mitigate risks for pressure injury and shoulder pain/impairments.
- Summarize 3 key points from research about power seat function utilization and 2 possible clinical/equipment recommendations to improve effective utilization of power seat functions.
- Relate 3 examples of linking clients’ needs with technology recommended in clinical documentation.