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Seating & Positioning/Mobility CEU Courses for OTs

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The Importance of Early Mobility
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #4020 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course presents the importance of early mobility, including research which has linked early power mobility to specific developmental skills. Augmented mobility, providing power mobility to very young children primarily for developmental benefits, will also be addressed.

Wheelchair Positioning: Postural Care
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Live WebinarThu, Jan 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #4050 Level: Advanced1 Hour
The goals of wheelchair seating include managing posture and pressure as well as providing stability for function. Postural care addresses positioning outside of the wheelchair, particularly during sleep, and can be used to improve the quality and duration of sleep, promote health and maintain safety during sleep, as well as to minimize, prevent and even reverse orthopedic changes.

Wheelchair Positioning: Pressure
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Live WebinarTue, Jan 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4052 Level: Advanced1 Hour
A main goal of wheelchair seating is pressure management, specifically to prevent development of pressure injuries. This course will present pressure injury definitions, staging, etiology and specific seating interventions.

Positioning the Pelvis
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #3731 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The position of the pelvis very much determines the position of the trunk and lower extremities and so achieving and maintaining the optimal position is critical. This course will present common pelvic asymmetries with suggested strategies to address each challenge. Providing as neutral a pelvic position as possible improves overall posture, stability and function.

Therapy and Safe Patient Handling and Mobility: Optimum Outcomes and Safety for Everyone
Presented by Chris Wilson, PT, DScPT, DPT, GCS
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Course: #9105 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This session will discuss the innovative ways that therapists can use safe patient handling equipment (lifts, standing frames, etc) to optimize outcomes in acute care, inpatient rehab and outpatient care. In order to achieve these outcomes, participants will learn about various important concepts to safe patient handling and mobility.

Editor's note: This course was originally presented for a Physical Therapy audience but the content is also relevant for an Occupational Therapy professional.

Seating and Mobility within the Long Term Care Setting
Presented by Vikram Pagpatan, MS, OTR/L, ATP
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Course: #3401 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide the clinical information needed to evaluate clients for seating and mobility needs within a long term care setting. Clinical information on the evaluation, subsequent recommendations, special considerations and strategies for staff training/follow up will also be discussed.

Wheelchair Seating for Kids: What's Different?
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #3167 Level: Advanced2 Hours
The goals of wheelchair seating are to provide adequate postural support, stability, alignment, function, and pressure relief. Children are not just miniature adults and additional factors must be considered to achieve successful outcomes.

Assessment: Preparing for the ATP Exam
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #2989 Level: Introductory1 Hour
The RESNA Assistive Technology Professional certification examination includes questions from a variety of content areas. One of those areas is Assistive Technology Assessment. This module will cover the content area including team members, the HAAT service delivery module and outcomes.

Access: Preparing for the ATP Exam
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #2990 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course presents a variety of access methods with definitions, clinical indicators, facilitators and programming. This information is then applied to a variety of Assistive Technology devices.

Seating: Matching Client Needs to Products
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #2299 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Once the wheelchair seating assessment has been completed and seating interventions considered, it is time to match specific client needs to product interventions. This course will present various categories of seating systems. Seating systems, whether linear, contoured or molded, are comprised of primary support surfaces, secondary support components and materials.

This course is part of the "Wheelchair Seating Back To The Basics Virtual Conference".