APT: Pressure and Posture in Wheelchair Seating, Invacare, Melbourne

Bell City Mantra, 215 Bell Street, Preston VIC 3072

22 Apr 2015 10:00 AM

Picking the appropriate manual wheelchair frame is only half the battle. Maximize your client’s functional mobility! Practical hands-on workshop for manual wheelchair prescription.

Who will benefit from this course?

The course is aimed at those working in the provision of wheelchair seating who wish to refresh or develop their background knowledge in Pressure Care and Postural Management: Occupational Therapists, OT Assistants and Occupational Therapy students, Rehab Engineers and Equipment prescribers.

What will be covered?

This course covers the basic principles of pressure ulcer prevention, postural management and cushion and backrest selection. On completing the course, attendees will be able to explain the key mechanisms behind pressure injury development; evaluate a wheelchair cushion in relation to pressure, shear, posture and ride comfort; recognise common postural problems and identify appropriate seating products to support or correct these positions.

Agenda:

• Aetiology of pressure injuries
• Methodology for reducing the risk of skin breakdown
• Principles of good posture
• Management of common postural problems
• Clinical application and evaluation of cushions and back systems
• Question and answer session