Keeping Proportional Controls Functional – Options and Things to Consider (1.5 hrs)

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O.1 CEU/ 1.0 CEC


March 2nd, 2021 – 4:00pm – 5:30pm 

March 4th, 2021 – 12:00pm – 1:30pm 

March 9th, 2021 – 5:00pm – 6:30pm

March 10th, 2021 – 4:00pm – 5.30pm

Target Audience Licensed/Certified Medical Professional (i.e. PT, OT, PRA, COTA), Rehab Professional (ATP, SMS, CRTS), Reimbursement & Billing Specialists

Course Overview:

Power wheelchair drive controls are constantly evolving with the advancement of technology. There is a wide range of proportional controls that can truly enhance the consumer’s independent mobility in order to achieve their ADL’s.

This class will provide evaluating clinicians and other seating/mobility professionals with the knowledge of the various proportional drive control options, what these options require to utilize them, and how they can be modified to meet the everyday needs of the consumer. After all, it is all about allowing our consumers to become independent with their everyday activities.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Explain how the evaluation results (Strength, range of motion, balance etc.) Impact the need for an alternative proportional control and how a control can be adapted to meet the consumers functional needs.

  • Analyze when certain proportional drive controls may work for an individual based on their AROM and strength the individual possesses and the functional outcome needed..

  • Discuss the importance of mounting the proportional input device and how it impacts the ability of the individual to complete ADL’s with use of the power wheelchair.

Course Level: Intermediate

The participant should understand the basics of proportional controls and how the standard controls work. This course will expand on this information.

OH PT Approval: 20S1941

OH OT Approval: 161822

Course Code: WEB0720i-1

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ProCert: ProCert has awarded certification in the amount of 1 Continuing Competence Units (CCUs) to this activity. CCUs are a unit of relative value of an activity based on its evaluation against a rigorous and comprehensive set of standards representing the quality of an activity. The CCU determination is a valuation applying many factors including, but not limited to, duration of the activity. No conclusion should be drawn that CCUs correlate to time (e.g. hours).

Pride Learning Institute

Pride Mobility Products Corp. has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Pride Mobility/Quantum Rehab has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, Pride Mobility/Quantum Rehab is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. As an IACET Authorized Provider, Pride Mobility/Quantum Rehab offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Provider #1307743

Instructor: Jay Doherty, OTR, ATP/SMS

Jay Doherty, Director, Clinical Education, has 23 years of experience working in the field of assistive technology with a concentration on complex rehab. Jay has earned his ATP and SMS certifications through RESNA. Throughout his career he has worked in both Rehabilitation and assistive technology environments with both adults and children.

Jay’s current role with Quantum Rehab is to provide direction and leadership to the Quantum field sales team in clinical education and development of the field reps. He also develops and presents a variety of educational courses and ensures the Quantum Rehab field sales staff are educated on products and
their benefits.

Satisfactory Course Completion Requirements: It is the attendees’ responsibility to complete relevant documentation requirements in order to receive the qualified CEU/CEC associated with this course. Failure to complete all required documentation satisfactorily will result in an invalid certificate.

Quantum Rehab / Pride Mobility Products Corp. has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education (IACET), 21670 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 170, Sterling, VA 20166: (703) 763-0705. Provider # 1307743. Valid through 2/28/21.