Supporting Respiratory Equipment on Mobility Bases


Date: 4/21/22

Credit: .1 CEU

Speaker: Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS

Intermediate Level, Seating and Positioning, SMS Prep Content

Sponsored by Stealth Products



Many people who require respiratory equipment, such as oxygen and ventilators, use a wheeled mobility base. This course will address how to support respiratory equipment on an adaptive stroller, manual wheelchair, or power wheelchair safely and as a part of a team.

Michelle is an occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience and has been in private practice, Access to Independence, for over 15 years. She is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally and has authored numerous texts, chapters, and articles. She is the co-editor of Seating and Wheeled Mobility: a clinical resource guide, editor of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, 4th ed., NRRTS Continuing Education Curriculum Coordinator and Clinical Editor of NRRTS Directions magazine. Michelle is a RESNA Fellow and member of the Clinician Task Force. Michelle is a certified ATP, certified SMS and is a Senior Disability Analyst of the ABDA.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to list 3 pieces of respiratory equipment which may need to be attached to a wheeled mobility base.

Participants will be able to list strategies to increase stability of the mobility base.

Participants will be able to list strategies to prevent loss of connection to the respiratory equipment.