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Cleaning and Disinfection of Matrx Wheelchair Seating

Duration: 1 hour

Sign up Code: Preventionod

Credit: .1 CEU

The Healthcare world is always concerned with prevention of infection transmission. This presentation with explain how to break the chain of infection transmission in relation to wheelchair seating. Participants will be provided with examples of engineering controls offered in Matrx® Seating Line that aid in infection control. We will cover infection prevention and control terminology and recommendations as applicable to wheelchair industry. The latest research related to survival of pathogens on wheelchair surfaces will be shared. The presentation will also review products in Matrx® Infection Control Line along with product-specific cleaning and disinfection recommendations.

 

Matrx E2 Back Ripple Effect

Duration: 30 Minutes

Sign up Code: e2ripple

Credit: .5 CEC

The clinicians usually strive to choose back support products that maximize postural support and stability. Recently, however, we hear more and more questions related to temperature and humidity. Several clinical conditions involving impaired innervation of sweat glands impact sweating function and contribute to increased core temperatures and sensitivity to heat. The new E2 Back with ripple foam was developed with the goal of addressing microclimate without deviating from the Matrx® no-maintenance product philosophy. In this session, we will compare thermo-performance of slab foam versus ripple foam and will describe our findings from four different scenarios the participants were subjected to. We will share the results of the clinical study that demonstrated reductions of both skin temperatures and sweating with the ripple foam.

The Power of LiNX in the Clinic

Duration: 1 hour

Sign up Code: clinicod

Credit: .1 CEU

Wheelchair manufacturers each use a specific electronics platform on their power wheelchairs. These electronics have unique differences between them. These differences can be overlooked when one makes an assumption that, “they all do the same thing”. While that is true to a degree, how those “things” are managed and navigated by the patient can be VERY different. LiNX® electronics offers some unique features and opportunities for customization and personalization that can enhance independence and satisfaction for the patient. This course will highlight some of those features that may play a role in the success and independence of the patient. This is a course that will focus on the clinical benefits of LiNX® and will not be going into specific programming instructions, rather, focusing on the features and their impact for the patient.

The Big Picture: Seating the Bariatric Client

Duration: 1 hour

Sign up Code: bigpictureod

Credit: .1 CEU

Course Description: The focus of this course is to examine the measurement and accommodation of excessive tissue as it relates to the prescription of seat and back support surfaces and mobility devices for the bariatric client. Emphasis will be on the challenges of evaluation, measurement, and product interface with the bariatric population. Basic principles for the accommodation of excessive tissue will be presented.

 LiNX Programming: Getting Started

Duration: 1 hour

Sign up Code: gettingstartedod

Credit: .1 CEU

This course will focus on getting connected to LiNX electronics, getting oriented to the programming screens, where to find features, and beginning to do basic programming.

Beyond the Seat

Duration: 1 hour

Sign up Code: beyondod

Credit: .1 CEU


Aspects of posture, support, pressure and function must be considered in the equipment selection process. Many of these factors are interrelated, often influencing each other. As consumers strive for independence, posture effects functional activities such as propulsion and transfers as well as respiration, digestion and bowel & bladder systems. In addition, skin integrity is impacted by pressure distribution and is also dependent upon physiologic systems to maintain or regain that integrity. It is not enough to think linearly. This course is designed for basic to intermediate level clinicians and equipment providers who want to revisit the interlocking components of seated posture and mobility. Selecting the cushion and back support is ultimately more efficient when the broad scope of intrinsic factors is kept in focus.

Immerse Yourself - The Science of Skin Protection

Duration: 1 hour
Sign Up Code: immerseod
Credit:  .1 CEU

Appropriate technology application can greatly enhance the functional outcomes for clients who utilize seating and wheeled mobility systems. Once the mat assessment is completed, it is necessary to interpret that data and convert it to equipment selection & configuration. Common seated postures will be presented, and the principles of accommodation or reduction of orthopedic changes will be presented. Considerations for the selection of seat cushions and back supports with the goal of maximizing consumer function will be reviewed using a clinical approach.

This course follows the guidelines published in the "RESNA Wheelchair Service Provision Guide."

Exploring Changing Needs

Power wheelchairs are more than just mobility. This webinar will discuss Power Wheelchair electronics and how to ensure the power wheelchair can grow and change with the changing needs of a patient. Whether that patient’s abilities are increasing or decreasing, we as clinicians need to ensure they will continue to have access to their technology.

LiNX Programming: Enhancing the Patient Experience

Duration: 1 Hour

Sign up Code: enhancingod

Credit: .1 CEU

How a patient interacts with a wheelchair is a very personal thing.  How we organize information and where we like our items stored is very personal. LiNX electronics allows us to arrange Profiles and Functions in unique ways to support the very personal and customized preferences of patients. This course will focus on how to customize those Profiles and Functions, how to set the chair to be navigated without the need for any swiping, button pressing or switches, and how to program a switch for a dedicated Tilt.  These are simple solutions for customizing and personalizing the interface for the patient and enhancing their experience with LiNX electronics.

Infection Prevention and Control: Presented by Anna Sokol, RN, MN, BScN, BScKin

Duration: 1 Hour

Sign up Code: prevention

Credit: .1 CEU

The world has recently been shaken by the COVID‐19 pandemic. All industries have been affected and have had to change the way people work and provide services. This presentation will focus on the chain of infection transmission and the ways to break that chain in relation to seating and mobility.

THE COMPLETE SOLUTION: Seating for all that matters in the LTC and community

This presentation will focus on the major quality metrics of the LTC industry that may be addressed by an evidence-based seating and mobility design. But most importantly, we will talk about seating as an area that may lower the number of preventable incidents and health complications.

The new benchmark in front-wheel drive has arrived!

Getting around is what power wheelchairs are for, and the new Invacare AVIVA FX Power Wheelchair is engineered to allow users to enjoy the ride. Unbeatable.

Invacare Lifts: Sling Laundering Best Practices

Laundering instructions and best practices for Invacare slings.

HomeFill Oxygen System Patient Training

Instructions on the use and set-up of the Invacare HomeFill Oxygen System.

Invacare Lifts: Tips on Safety and Usage

Tips on operating the Invacare Lifts safely to reduce risk of injuries.

LiNX Technology - Set up Using Apple Device

Take advantage of our LiNX Technology today! Here is a video on the easy set-up using an Apple Device.

Connectivity is the Key

In today’s digital world, power wheelchair users are no exception to wanting connectivity to multiple devices and environmental controls. Join Lisa Rotelli of Adaptive Switch Labs (ASL) as she details what is available, how it interfaces with specialty controls and what to consider when designing a connectivity package for your client.

Future of Drive Controls

The ASL Fusion Proportional and Digital Head Array is the next step in function and control. It is a multi-use drive control with complete programmability that allows use with a wide range of patients with a varying range of diagnoses. Learn more by attending our virtual informational session. 

Expanding Environments – A Multi-Step Approach to Grow, Learn and Train with Powered Mobility

When working with patients new to powered mobility, special consideration must be given to factors such as the patient’s developing motor skills, ability to adapt to power mobility in general and the need to grow the system as the patient’s needs evolve.