Motor vehicle safety for drivers and passengers has increased exponentially over the past forty years. According to the literature, people seated in wheelchairs during travel are forty-five times more likely to be injured in an accident than a typical passenger. Currently, there are no federal regulations for wheelchairs used as seats in motor vehicles. This course will review principles for safe transportation.
This is Day 4 of the virtual conference on SNF interventions.
Course created on November 20, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the basic principles and issues of providing appropriate and safe transport for older adults traveling seated in a wheelchair.
- After this course, participants will be able to examine the wheelchair characteristics needed for use as a vehicle seat by understanding WC19, WC18, and WC20.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the basic seating and positioning principles to provide comfort and support for older adults during transportation.
|5-15 Minutes||Discuss WC19 and the current voluntary transportation standards|
|15-25 Minutes||Review and define voluntary standards of WC19, 18, and 20 and the risks of traveling in a wheelchair as a seat in a motor vehicle|
|25-40 Minutes||Review the increased risk for the older population and commodities during MVA|
|40-55 Minutes||Discuss key considerations of seating and positioning principles for older adults that require a wheelchair as a seat in a motor vehicle, including justification for crash-tested WC19 wheelchairs during transport for comfort and safety|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q&A|
OTD, OTR/L, ATP
Brenda Mahon OTD, OTR/L, ATP has 26 years of experience providing occupational therapy services to older adults in various settings. She is currently the Clinical Education Manager for Broda. She has extensive experience with seating and positioning in the long-term care setting and is passionate about seating and positioning due to the importance of providing comfort and optimal postural alignment to support activities of daily living.
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