Power Mobility Assessment and Driving Methods
About the Course
The purpose of this course is to present the power wheelchair assessment process for the pediatric population, including determining optimal equipment parameters. Part of the assessment process is determining the optimal driving method. A wide variety of power wheelchair driving methods will be covered in a hierarchy of use, with clinical indicators for each. Finally, the course will illustrate this information in a case study. ?
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- The participant will be able to differentiate between power wheelchair drive wheel configurations.?
- The participant will be able to analyze how client medical issues may impact power wheelchair use.?
- The participant will be able to compare proportional driving methods and clinical indicators for each.?
- The participant will be able to select a nonproportional driving method based on clinical indicators.
About the Author/Presenter
Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS is an occupational therapist with 35 years of experience and has been in private practice, Access to Independence, for over 15 years. She is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally, and has authored numerous texts, chapters, and articles. She is the coeditor of Seating and Wheeled Mobility: A Clinical Resource Guide. She is the former NRRTS Continuing Education Curriculum Coordinator and Clinical Editor of NRRTS Directions magazine. Michelle is a RESNA Fellow and member of the Clinician Task Force. Michelle is a RESNA certified ATP and SMS.
How to Receive Credit
- View the entire recording which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
- After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
- Provide required personal information and payment information.
- Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
- Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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Accreditations and Approvals
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development (Provider #9118). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is a recognized Physical Therapy continuing education Provider by the following: California Physical Therapy Association Approved CE Program status number CPTAAP-28, Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice (Provider #50-4007); Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Physical Therapy Sponsor #216.000315); Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision Physical Therapy Approved Provider (Provider #BAP202310050; expires 12/31/2023); South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy (Provider #50-4007); and Texas Physical Therapy Association (Provider #2411048TX). Colibri Healthcare, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved sponsor of continuing education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Individual courses are approved through: the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board; Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; and Ohio Physical Therapy Association. Colibri Healthcare, LLC's Ethics and Jurisprudence courses are approved by the APTA Georgia; Ethics, Laws, and Rules, for Hawaii Physical Therapists course is approved by the Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy; Ethics and Jurisprudence for the Indiana Physical Therapy & Physical Therapist Assistant course is approved by the APTA Indiana; and Ethics, Laws, and Rules, for Tennessee Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants courses are approved by the Tennessee Department of Health’s Board of Physical Therapy. Colibri Healthcare, LLC's courses are approved by Continuing Education Review Services (CERS), an approval agency for the District of Columbia Board of Physical Therapy and accepted for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. The following states accept courses that are approved by another state physical therapy association: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, D.C. Wisconsin, Wyoming. Colibri Healthcare, LLC’s courses meet the standards for continuing education activities in Washington. The following states accept courses that are approved by a chapter of the APTA: Georgia, Idaho, Pennsylvania. Colibri Healthcare, LLC's courses are approved by the Ohio chapter of the APTA.