Jessica Presperin Pedersen, OTD, OTR/L, MBA, ATP/SMS, FAOTA
Shirley Ryan, AbilityLab and private practice owner
Jill Sparacio, OTR/L, ATP/SMS
Private practice owner
Earn .15 AOTA CEUs (1.88 NBCOT PDUs, 1.5 contact hours)
Power mobility comes in many forms and with a wide range of options. Occupational therapy practitioners, through the use of their attention to the context and environment and needs/abilities of the client, are well suited to provide recommendations for all types of power mobility. Occupational therapy practitioners use a client/environment/occupation perspective that considers the interface between these three elements when assessing and recommending complex equipment. This course provides an overview of power mobility, the options available and the criteria for selection. Before choosing a power wheelchair, scooter or power ad-on for your client, reviewing of the information found in this course will help you to make the correct recommendation and save time and resources for your client.
-Describe 3 benefits of using power mobility.
-Describe 3 different wheel drives on a power mobility base.
-Discuss reasons for the selection of a power wheelchair versus a POV (Scooter) for an
-Identify the primary differences between group 2 and group 3 Medicare funded power wheelchairs.
Learning level: Introductory to intermediate
Area of Domain of OT: Process-evaluation, intervention-mobility devices