This course introduces the new home medical equipment staff member to standard ambulatory aids (canes, crutches and walkers). Because of the multitude of brands of ambulatory aids and accessories on the market, this course will cover ambulatory aids in the broadest generic terms. For specific information related to a particular brand of ambulatory aid, please consult the vendors. Learning objectives: 1. Explain the purpose and clinical indications of ambulatory aids; 2. Describe briefly how each ambulatory aid works; 3. Demonstrate correct adjustment, use and placement of ambulatory aids; 4. Demonstrate cleaning procedures appropriate to the ambulatory aid. 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: 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); 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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