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Skilled Nursing Facility Interventions: WC19 And The Transportation Of Older Adults In Wheelchairs

Course: #6140Level: Intermediate 1 Hour 301 Reviews

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

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 08207; CE Broker/1.0 CE Broker #20-1130108; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Geriatrics

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter 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.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to examine the wheelchair characteristics needed for use as a vehicle seat by understanding WC19, WC18, and WC20.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to recognize the basic seating and positioning principles to provide comfort and support for older adults during transportation.


0-5 Minutes Introduction/overview/objectives
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


301 Reviews

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Brenda Mahon has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Brenda Mahon is employed by a wheelchair manufacturer.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Occupational Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 08207. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

CE Broker

CE Broker

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International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Geriatrics Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.

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