This course introduces the new home medical equipment staff member to power mobility devices (power wheelchairs and scooters). Because of the multitude of brands of power mobility devices and accessories on the market, this course will cover power mobility devices in the broadest generic terms. For specific information related to a particular brand of power mobility device, please consult the vendors. Learning objectives: 1. Identify the basic criteria for medical necessity for a power mobility device in general and a scooter or power wheelchair specifically; 2. Identify the basic features of a Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4, and Group 5 power wheelchair and how they differ from one another; 3. Identify at least four basic criteria that an individual should meet to be appropriate for each of the different types of power wheelchairs listed in objective #2; 4. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages among the three different types of drive wheel positions. 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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