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Conducting Wheelchair Transportation Assessments
This course will help participants understand the opportunities and challenges found at the intersection of personal mobility devices and auto mobility. See below for upcoming FREE in-person events in your area or register here for the FREE online version.
This introductory level course is designed to help healthcare professionals understand an overview of wheelchair and scooter options coupled with automotive mobility solutions for patients and clients with disabilities. By learning about wheelchair transportation assessments, health professionals will be able to suggest options for caregivers or patients who want to drive but need accommodations. Topics covered include learning about NMEDA’s Quality Assurance Program, evaluation conditions of patients and matching them with appropriate automotive mobility, wheelchair, or scooter solution.
Learning Objectives and Outcomes:
Participants will be able to:
- Identify appropriate vehicle modifications for wheelchair and scooter access;
- Discuss appropriate equipment for occupied wheelchair and scooter tie downs;
- Identify appropriate equipment for transporting unoccupied wheelchair and scooters;
- Refer to relevant safety guidelines and standards; and
- Identify available sources to assure the most effective wheeled mobility transportation outcomes.
Continuing Education Provider: NMEDA
Target Audience: OT, OTA, PT, PTA, Case Managers, ATP, Students and Other Health Professionals
AOTA Classification Code: Category 2 Occupational Therapy Process
Education Level: Introductory
National Accreditations: AOTA (.1 CEU), ADED (1 CEH), CCMC (1 CEH), COPSKT (1 CEH). RESNA CEUs available by individual request.
The provider (NMEDA) reserves the right to cancel the course due to unforeseen/unavoidable circumstances at any time. Any registration fees will be refunded in full. However, NMEDA will not be responsible for non-refundable airline or hotel reservations that a participant may incur due to cancellation of the course. NMEDA reserves the right to change a course date, location, or instructor.
With this in mind, we recommend that you include a cancellation clause when booking your flight or hotel reservations, or refrain from making the reservations until one week prior to the scheduled training.