REHB030b - Selecting the Proper Wheelchair Cushion Materials

$39.00
SKU
012-REHB030b

This course will delve specifically into the features and benefits of different cushion materials (foams, polymer gels, thermoplastic elastomers, viscous fluids and air) and how they address our cushion goals. You should complete the first part of this series – “REHB030a – Selecting the Proper Wheelchair Cushion Features” – before beginning this course.

This is the second of a two-course series that presents information you need to select the proper cushion to meet a wheelchair client’s needs. This course will delve specifically into the features and benefits of different cushion materials (foams, polymer gels, thermoplastic elastomers, viscous fluids and air) and how they address our cushion goals. You should complete the first part of this series – “REHB030a – Selecting the Proper Wheelchair Cushion Features” – before beginning this course.

Learning objectives:

  1. List the major types of solids and fluids used in wheelchair cushions, and describe their main features; 
  2. Explain the difference between “density” and “IFD” and between “open-cell” and “closed-cell” foams used in wheelchair cushions; 
  3. Describe how the different solid materials address skin protection, stability and posture; 
  4. Describe how the different fluid materials address skin protection, stability and posture. 

NOTE: This two-course series replaces the VGMU courses “REHB004 – Foam 101” and “REHB022 – Selecting the Proper Cushion.”

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 approves the 0.1 IACET CEUs for recertification. 

 

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