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Course List

Our Sunrise Training and Education Program (STEPS) seminars are designed to provide participants with clinical education on a variety of topics related to improving the provision process and outcomes related to CRT including manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, and seating. Each seminar is conducted by a member of our highly educated and experienced team of professionals in engaging formats which include lecture, discussions, and hands-on activities to provide the most optimal learning experience.

All of our in-person courses and webinars are credentialed by IACET. This program is presented to you in partnership with VGM Education. VGM Education is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

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Ensuring approval with local state boards or other entities for CEUs is the responsibility of the individual.

For additional information, including details on how to schedule an event in your area, please email us at EIM@sunmed.com.

Available Courses:

A day in the life of a young child may include daycare, tummy time, pre-school, playdates with friends, mealtime with family, bath time, etc. Having the opportunity to experience the quintessential aspects of childhood is vital for every child’s overall growth and development. However, making those everyday experiences happen for a child with physical disabilities can be difficult. During this two-hour session, common obstacles young children with physical disabilities may experience when it comes to being able to participate, the potential negative impacts of not participating, and strategies to facilitate activity participation will be discussed.

2 Hours

Preparing to transition into adulthood can be equally exciting and overwhelming for children and their parents. For adolescents and young adults with physical disabilities, complex medical needs, and/or intellectual disabilities, the processes related to transitioning to the next phase of life have even more to consider, including mobility equipment. This session will provide participants with strategies to help both clients who utilize complex rehab technology (CRT) for mobility and their caregivers to prepare for adulthood.

2 Hours

People naturally like having choices. In the seating and wheeled mobility industry, a variety of options is vital to ensure that each individual client’s wheelchair is designed specifically to meet their needs. Have you ever wondered why a certain frame style, caster wheel, armrest, or axle plate might be better for one client than another? This two-hour course was specifically designed to discuss the benefits, features, and situations in which certain configurations and components on an ultralight manual wheelchair may be best.

2 Hours

Clinicians working in seating and mobility today have a wider choice of seating materials, shapes, and technology than at any point in the past. Understanding the relationship between human biomechanics, seating shapes, and materials is essential for the most successful outcomes for clients with mobility needs. This two-hour session will include the key factors in posture, skin integrity, and function and how to provide seating technology to meet those needs. In addition, examples of customizations and modifications that can be made to standard wheelchair cushions and their clinical applications will be reviewed.

2 Hours

Utilizing a power wheelchair can significantly impact the level of independence a user experiences with mobility and various other aspects of their life. During this educational program, participants will be presented with strategies to improve client outcomes through the use of power seating, programming, drive controls, alternative input devices, interfacing with external devices (e.g. Bluetooth devices), etc. Time will also be spent discussing ways to enhance the assessment process, the importance of proper training, and follow-up.

2 Hours

Regardless of an individual’s physical or cognitive disabilities, having the opportunity to be mobile is important. Due to a variety of reasons, many pediatric clients we serve require some level of assistance or are completely dependent for mobility. With that said, selecting a mobility base designed for dependent mobility involves finding a balance between what is clinically most appropriate and what the caregivers believes will work best in the client’s everyday life, which may be difficult. During this webinar, we will explore a variety of dependent mobility bases designed for pediatric clients and the clinical applications of each.

1 Hour

Ultra lightweight wheelchair (ULWC) frames have evolved a great deal over the past 40+ years, making the decision process go far beyond simply selecting a rigid or folding frame. During this one-hour session, participants will have the opportunity to compare and contrast various aspects of ULWC frames. Participants will be provided with an overview of important considerations related to ULWC frames which the wheelchair provision team should take into account during the evaluation and equipment selection process.

1 Hour

One of the key decisions to be made in the provision process of a power wheelchair is 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 technologies and components that comprise a power wheelchair base. This course will provide participants with the opportunity to examine various aspects of power wheelchair bases beyond simply the position of the drive wheel. Areas to be discussed include suspension, transit, overall footprint, batteries, motors, etc.

1 Hour

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