WS16 - DME Care Path of Very Young Children (age 0-3 years)

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Friday, July 13, 2018 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Potomac Room I, Ballroom Level
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Providers can now use evidence-based outcome tools to prognosticate durable medical equipment (DME) need for infants and toddlers (age 0-3 years of age). The General Movement Assessment (GMA) can predict at 2-5 months which child will have a  Nero/muscular impairment and could benefit from DME. The Hammer Neurological Exam (HINE) can be used at 3, 6, and 9 months to confirm GMA findings as well as predict the Gross Motor Function Measure Level (GMFCS) as early as 9 months. The GMFCS will predict the child's need for DME across their lifespan. This session will review the GMA, HINE and GMFCS with specific guidelines linking results with recommended equipment prescription. 


Ginny Paleg, DScPT