Dual Track Event!! Pediatric Track: “Sitting, Standing & Gait Training” ***** Track: “Manual & Power Mobility: Measure, Build and Getting it funded” , Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Friday, 26. July 2019


 Course Descriptions
 PEDIATRIC Track
8:00am – 10:00am    Ginny Paleg – Gait Trainers: Clinical Guidelines Based on Four Recent Publications: The Advanced Course (.2 CEU)
 Abstract/Description of Session (Brief): Systematic Review and Clinical Practice Guidelines for Gait Trainer Use with focus on matching user needs and equipment parameters
 Learning Objectives
1. Be able to describe the evidence supporting Gait Trainer Use
2. Be able to choose the right features and set up of a gait trainer for a specific child
3. Be able to write measurable achievable functional goals for a specific child in a gait trainer
10:15am-12:15pm   Ginny Paleg – Update on Standers: Focus on Hip Health and Abduction Recommendations: Advanced Course (.2 CEU)
 Abstract/Description of Session (Brief): Systematic Review and Clinical Practice Guidelines for Supported Standing programs (Standers). Emphasis on the therapist’s role in hip surveillance, and setting up the stander based on hip status and contractures.
 Learning Objectives
1. Be able to describe 3 research articles and their evidence for standing
2. Be able to describe how many degrees of abduction is optimal
3. Be able to write 3 measurable achievable functional goals for a specific child in a stander
3:00pm - 5:00pm   Lynda Reagan   -  Convaid – Pediatric Seating & Mobility: Evaluation to Delivery          (.2 CEU)
 Course Description: In this lecture with demonstration, participants will be exposed to the seating & mobility process from evaluation to the final delivery of equipment to the pediatric client. The physical assessment of the child coupled with measurements will be used to translate findings into appropriate equipment choices which address specific client issues and goals. Skeletal abnormalities of the pelvis, trunk and lower extremities will be explored as well as seating solutions that address them. Motor function, which is the interplay between posture and movement, will be discussed. Components of postural control including skeletal alignment, neuro-motor issues, and sensory-motor strategy development will be presented in the context of seating to promote greater function. Benefits and clinical application of dynamic seating will be presented. Clinical rationale for specific frame features, such as anterior, posterior, and central axis tilt as well as recline will be examined and clarified, as well as medical justification for each. Research and case studies will be used throughout this presentation to aid participants’ understanding.
 Learning Outcomes
1. Define at least 3 key components in a seating evaluation (e.g. skeletal alignment, muscle tone & strength, posture, ROM)
2. Prevent or accommodate structural deformities through use of appropriate choice of equipment
3. Analyze 2 abnormal movement patterns and identify seating solutions that will facilitate function and motor activity
4. Define 3 clinical applications of tilt and recline
5. List 3 important elements to letters of medical necessity and justification of equipment funding
 ***** Track                                           
8:00am – 9:00am     Christie Hamstra – Measurements for Manual Wheelchairs: Details make a big difference – (.1 CEU)
Funding can be the element of a wheelchair prescription, which can stand between dependency and maximizing independence. This presentation will review the K0005 coding criteria and how it differs from other classifications. The funding process will be broken down into the letter of medical necessity, justification of options and upgrades as well as payment options to help you assist your client in obtaining the best possible funded wheelchair prescription. 
9:00am – 10:00am    Christie Hamstra - Funding: Ensuring Appropriate Access to Equipment –(.1 CEU)
In this course we will take an in-depth look at client measurements and how these translate to order form specifications. As well as what research states we can do to optimize these outcomes. We will also discuss how these results will impact the user and caregiver, as these details can individually and cumulatively affect outcomes. We will review differences in assessment technique and methods for converting data into wheelchair and set-up measurements.
10:15am – 12:15pm  Angie Kiger –Sunrise Medical-  All About that Base: Comparing and contrasting power wheelchair bases (.2 CEU)
A power wheelchair has the potential to provide a client with independent mobility to increase independence with activities of daily living across various environments. One of the key selections the client and team of professionals involved in the provision process of a power wheelchair must make is the selection of the wheelchair base. In order to make the most appropriate choice to meet a client's specific needs, it is essential to have an understanding of the various technology and components that comprise a power wheelchair base. This educational seminar will provide participants with the opportunity to examine various aspects of power wheelchair bases such as drive wheel position, suspension, caster wheels, overall footprint, etc. Discussions will also include the potential benefits of each, areas of consideration, and examples of clinical applications.
3:00pm – 5:00pm   Julie Piriano –Quantun- Power Wheelchair Access Options: Creating Opportunities for Independence – (.2 CEU)
Course Description:
There are many options when it comes to controlling a power wheelchair and controlling other technology. Specialty controls allow those individuals who lack full control over their bodies to be able to have a level of independence by controlling the power wheelchair through its sophisticated electronics. The electronics these days provide further independence through Bluetooth and Infrared technology available on many wheelchairs. There will be a lecture and a hands-on portion of the class to provide participants with a variety of learning experiences.
Learning Objectives:
1) Participant will be able to interpret the benefits of two specialty controls that can provide independence to a person with a significant physical disability.
2) Participant will be able to express two reasons that remaining proportional as long as possible provides the most control over a power wheelchair.
3) The participant will be able to apply the use of Bluetooth technology available in power wheelchair electronics to three household that increase the end user’s independence in the home environment.
 
 Saturday, July 27
8:00am – 10:00am    Tricia Garven – Thinking Outside the Code – (.2 CEU)
 Learning Objectives 

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 discuss 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

 10:00am – 12:15am  Tricia Garven – To Delivery and Beyond: Raising the Bar for Functional Outcomes             (.2 CEU) 
 Learning Objectives 

Give 2 examples of how to educate your client necessary maintenance of their mobility equipment
Summarize 2 strategies to implementing successful service delivery of CRT

  Manufacturers Attending:

Permobil  * Comfort Company * Roho  * Max-Mobility * Quantum * Pride Mobility * Stealth Products

Sunrise Medical * Switch-It * Jay Products * Jenx * Ki Mobility * Leckey * Invacare *Freedom Designs
ASL * Pin Dot * Matrix Seating * Motion Concepts * Alber * Amy Systems * PDG * Bodypoint
Prime Engineering * Easy Stand * Motion Composites * Raz * Shoprider * MeritsUSA * Leggero
Freedom Concepts *Beds by George * Inspired by Drive * Drive Medical * Convaid * R82
 


 

Dual Track Event!! Pediatric Track: “Sitting, Standing & Gait Training” ***** Track: “Manual & Power Mobility: Measure, Build and Getting it funded”

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