Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Location: Zoom via RESNA Learn
Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 3pm - 4pm Eastern
Abstract: Persons seeking adaptive driving and transportation equipment solutions often reach out to trusted healthcare workers, including AT professionals. Furthermore, these clients frequently seek out information from friends, social media, or web-based searches on how to proceed with obtaining and installing adaptive driving equipment. These clients have perceptions of the auto mobility industry, often based on unsafe, inaccurate, or outdated information. All healthcare workers are instrumental in educating clients and providing thorough information and reliable resources with respect to auto mobility equipment and vehicle modifications.
This presentation will address why all healthcare providers need to be informed of best practice guidelines in the auto-mobility industry. The National Mobility Equipment Dealer’s Association’s Quality Assurance Program (QAP) accreditation is a critical consideration when recommending the installation of adaptive equipment and completion of vehicle modifications for consumer’s safety. Attendees will gain knowledge about this program, locate available and helpful resources, as well as learn strategies for successful conversations with clients, referral sources, and funding sources about the benefits of QAP.
- Recognize and examine the negative consequences when clients bypass recommended best practices for equipment and vehicle modification installation.
- Distinguish qualifications and standards, or lack thereof, in mobility equipment dealer practices.
- Communicate and respond to clients, caregivers and referral sources on the benefits of using accredited programs, quality standards and best practices.
- Access resources for clients and caregivers to make informed decisions regarding safe and reliable auto-mobility equipment.
Speaker and Bio: Amy Lane, OTR/L, CDRS
Amy Lane, OTR/L, CDRS is the Director of Education & Training at the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. Prior to this, she was a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology at the University of Pittsburgh and managed a comprehensive driver rehabilitation program. She has more than 30 years of experience practicing as an occupational therapist, with more than 20 of those years dedicated to the field of driver rehabilitation.
She has published in both trade and peer reviewed publications, has contributed book content, and presented regionally, nationally, and internationally on the topics of driving and transportation. She has collaborated with her state’s Department of Transportation, AOTA, NHTSA, and the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED) and served on various national panels related to driver rehabilitation, low vision driving, and community mobility.
Amy is an active member of ADED holding previous leadership positions as president, as well as chair of publications and leadership development committees.
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RESNA Members - free!
Non-RESNA Members - $45
This webinar offers 1 RESNA CEU.