This course introduces the new home medical equipment staff member to the standard manual wheelchair. Because of the multitude of brands of manual wheelchairs and accessories on the market, this course will cover manual wheelchairs in the broadest generic terms. For specific information related to a particular brand of manual wheelchair, please consult the manufacturers. This course also includes links to several manual wheelchair manufacturers. Learning objectives: 1. Identify the two basic models of manual wheelchairs; 2. Identify the components and various accessories of a standard manual wheelchair; 3. Explain who would use a manual wheelchair; 4. Perform basic manual wheelchair maintenance procedures; 5. Explain how a manual wheelchair can be used safely. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam and complete the course training survey. Continuing education: VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program. RESNA and NRRTS will accept the credit on any course that is AT-related. For questions concerning if a specific course is approved, please contact RESNA and NRTTS directly.
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