Evaluation Criteria and Justification for a Mobile Shower Commode Chair


Date: 6/17/21

Credit: .1 CEU

Speaker: Jessica Presperin Pedersen, OTD, MBA, ATP/SMS, FAOTA, RESNA Fellow

Sponsored by RAZ



The wheelchair is not the only mobility device needed in the home. A mobile shower commode chair provides mobile assist to get from the bedroom to the bathroom and provides postural stability as well as specific componentry to enhance safe function for the performance of toileting and showering. A clinical evaluation and critical reasoning are highly suggested to make the best match for the person to have an optimally functional mobile commode shower chair This seminar will demonstrate evaluation considerations for determining the type of commode or shower frame, postural supports, and functional components. This webinar will demonstrate the evaluation process as well as describe components that may be medically necessary for safe functional toileting and showering.

Learning Outcomes:

The participant will be able to identify three aspects of an evaluation for a determining the type of toileting/bathing equipment to match physical and functional needs.

The participant will be able to list at least 2 functional activities performed in an MSCC.

The participant will be able to describe how the bathroom environment can determine specifics related to equipment recommendation.

The participant will be able to identify the medical justification for a mobile shower commode chair and componentry for postural or functional needs.

Jessica Presperin Pedersen has over 40 years of clinical practice as an OT with an expertise in wheelchairs and seating. She worked is many sectors of the wheelchair and seating industry including clinician, supplier, manufacturer design/rep, researcher, and educator. She is now contributing to the research world to demonstrate evidence for knowledge translation in the clinic, advocacy, and product development and is the clinical director for Devices 4 the Disabled, a DME recycling non-profit organization.  Jessica is a RESNA and AOTA Fellow, serves on the Clinical Task Force, the Seating and Wheeled Mobility Committee for AOTA, and has shared her experiences through publications and presentations internationally. Jessica consults with Raz Design Inc. assisting with continuing education and overseeing research and dissemination efforts.