Beyond Drive Wheel Position: Key Considerations for Power Wheelchair Base Selection

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Online Course:

One of the key decisions to be made in the provision process of a power wheelchair is the wheelchair base. In order to make the most appropriate choice to meet a client's specific needs, it is essential to have an understanding of the various technologies and components that comprise a power wheelchair base. This course will provide participants with the opportunity to examine various aspects of power wheelchair bases beyond simply the position of the drive wheel.

One of the key decisions to be made in the provision process of a power wheelchair is the wheelchair base. In order to make the most appropriate choice to meet a client's specific needs, it is essential to have an understanding of the various technologies and components that comprise a power wheelchair base. This course will provide participants with the opportunity to examine various aspects of power wheelchair bases beyond simply the position of the drive wheel.

Objectives:

  1. At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to propose three critical questions to include in the interview and/or hands-on portion of the seating and wheeled mobility evaluation to specifically help with the selection of the power wheelchair base.
  2. Upon completion of this course attendees will be able to list three components of a power wheelchair base that may impact the client’s overall success with utilizing the wheelchair.
  3. Once completing this training participants will be able to identify three considerations to review with the client, caregiver, and evaluating team in relation to transporting a power wheelchair.

Presenter:

Angie Kiger, M.Ed., CTRS, ATP/SMS is the Clinical Strategy and Education Manager for Sunrise Medical United States (US). She earned a Master of Education degree in Assistive Technology from George Mason University. Angie is an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS), and a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).  Angie has over 20 years of experience working in the field of assistive technology. Prior to joining the Sunrise Medical team in 2012, she worked with infants, children, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition to working as a clinician, Angie has presented hundreds of clinical education trainings both in-person and virtually for global audiences. She has written articles for trade publications and is actively involved in research. Angie is a member of and serves on the executive board for the nationwide advocacy group The Clinician Task Force. 

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