The Sunrise Medical Clinical Educators from around the world have come together during these challenging times to provide a six-part live educational webinar series designed to engage and educate in a face-to-face way while we are required to stay at home and away from our peers. In this complimentary series, our worldwide clinical educators will speak on a diverse selection of topics, providing you with an international perspective of the CRT industry. The webinars will be conducted in English.
Upon completion of the webinar, attendees will receive a certificate of participation and have the opportunity to earn accredited continuing education units (CEUs) free of charge as well. For more information on CEUs, please click here to learn more.
This educational session was designed to provide applicable concepts and strategies to clinicians involved in the assessment and prescription of seating systems and mobility devices. The focus wil be on creating a process that enhances successful outcomes. Special emphasis will be placed on the value of the "hands-on" seating assessment, including what parameters to assess in both the supine and sitting assessment and when it's okay to skip the supine assessment. At its conclusion, clinicians will have improved skills and confidence in wheelchair assessment.
At the conclusion of this educational session, participants will be able to do the following:
Presented by Amy Bjornson, MPT, ATP/SMS
Clinicians working in seating and mobility 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 one-hour session will review the key factors in posture, skin integrity & function, and how to provide seating technology to meet those needs.
Presented by Faith Brown, OT
Proper head positioning is important for many reasons. From improving breathing, visual field, and heart rate to name a few; the benefits of good head positioning go far beyond aesthetics. The head support is not an accessory; it is a fundamental part of the positioning system. During this session, participants will be able to learn clinical strategies that will help them find the most functional positioning of the head in their patients. In addition, they will be introduced to a variety of head supports available in today's market, their purpose, and the clinical application for each option presented.
Presented by Mayarí (Maya) Solorzano, PT, ATP/SMS
Understanding the impact of rolling resistance on manual wheelchairs is important in wheelchair prescription and set up. Minimizing rolling resistance in wheelchair configuration for an individual helps to maximize efficiency of propulsion, decrease the risk of repetitive strain injuries, and decrease the risk of sliding for individuals who foot propel. This webinar will define rolling resistance & inertia and and explain the impact of the two on forward movement and maneuverability. Factors that contribute to rolling resistance will be examined and evidence related to these factors will be highlighted. These factors include: the mass of the user and the wheelchair, weight distribution between the casters and rear wheel, size and type of tire and caster, air pressure/inflation, and surface over which the wheelchair is being propelled.
Presented by Sheilagh Sherman, BA, BHScOT, MGM, OT Reg. (Ont.)
When selecting the most appropriate power wheelchair for a client, it is important to ensure that he/she can move his or her own body in space while utilizing the wheelchair. Power seating functions can provide the user with numerous benefits, such as the ability to independently complete weight shifts, reposition for improved respiratory and/or gastrointestinal functions, engage in activities of daily living, and provide an increase in the user's overall quality of life. The participants of this educational session will gain an understanding of the clinical application of power seating functions including tilt, recline, adjustable seat height, power elevating lower extremity supports, etc. Through the examination of these components, the clinician will acquire clinical reasoning skills and strategies for recommending power seating functions on a power wheelchair.
Presented by Linda Bollinger, PT, DPT, ATP
Providing a client with independent mobility through a power wheelchair can be life-changing for the individual. However, in many cases driving with a standard joystick is simply not an option for the client due to physical and/or intellectual limitations. The good news is there are numerous adaptations and alternative drive controls that can be utilized to drive a power wheelchair. During this one-hour educational session, participants will be introduced to a variety of equipment, adaptations, and concepts that may improve their clients' level of success with finding greater independence through power mobility.
Presented by Angie Kiger, M.Ed., CTRS, ATP/SMS
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