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VA Wheelchair Prescription Workshop - Category B Workshop
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Veterans with mobility issues require specialized equipment and interdisciplinary care delivery to optimize their care and function. Clinicians in these specialized clinics need to collaborate closely with Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service Representatives to obtain the most appropriate mobility device for the Veteran.

7/24/2018 to 7/26/2018
When: 07/24/2018
Where: VA National Simulation Center (SimLEARN)
13800 Veterans Way
13800 Veterans Way, Florida  32827
United States
Contact: Mona (Ramona) Wright

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Veterans with mobility issues require specialized equipment and interdisciplinary care delivery to optimize their care and function.  Clinicians in these specialized clinics need to collaborate closely with Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service Representatives to obtain the most appropriate mobility device for the Veteran.

 

Rapid changes in technology are constantly expanding opportunities for those with disabilities to participate in their communities and in the work place. It is imperative that VHA clinicians have the most up to date information and skills in the best practices and use of wheelchairs and mobility technology. This face to face conference will provide attendees the opportunity to handle, manipulate and program the various wheeled mobility devices in order to understand set-up, application, and educational needs as they relate to Veterans with disabilities.  Clinicians will develop the knowledge and skills required for evaluation and prescription of wheelchairs and other mobility aids to meet the needs of various disabilities. Team training will improve effective communication, cohesive processes and best practice to ensure timely completion of prescription, ordering and general overall knowledge of items that are being requested.

 

Each facility will send a team composed of 2 clinicians (suggested 1 Rehabilitation clinician and 1 SCI/D clinician – if the site does not have a strong SCI/D presence, 2 Rehabilitation clinicians should be sent) and one Prosthetics Representative.  Each team will provide evidence of learning through demonstration of the objective principles with case examples which will be completed during each breakout session. Additionally, each team will develop an action plan to ensure that the learning objectives are implanted locally.  Action plans will be monitored for 180 days to measure impact of this training.

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