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IC20: Developing Competencies for Seating & Mobility Specialists

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It takes time and comprehensive training to become a proficient seating therapist or technician. We wanted a systematic way to train new therapists and technicians on our team, identifying present skills and targeting knowledge gaps. The CAPE (Competence Assessment, Planning and Evaluation) Tool was chosen.

We will review the CAPE tool, discuss the process used to develop this tool and demonstrate how we used it to define competencies for both seating therapists and technicians.

 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to;

 

Faculty:

Maureen Story, BSR(PT/OT)
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada

Maureen Story is a Physical and Occupational Therapist who works on the Positioning and Mobility team at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children in Vancouver, B.C. She is a clinical instructor at the University of B.C. She has presented at numerous conferences both Nationally and Internationally. She has been involved in international health projects in both India and China. Maureen is the Chair of the International Seating Symposium, Vancouver.

Catherine Ellens, BSc. OT
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada

Catherine Ellens is an occupational therapist who has worked at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children on the Positioning and Mobility Team since 1997 and has been the team leader since 2014. Catherine is currently Clinical Faculty at the University of British Columbia. Catherine has coordinated and taught many student placements and clinics and has won awards as a result of her work. Catherine has been a member of the ISS Vancouver committee since 2008.

References:

    1. Brownie, S., Bahnisch, M., Thomas, J. (2012). Competency-based Education Training & Competency-based Career Frameworks: Informing Australian health workforce development. Brisbane: University of Queensland Node of the Australian Health Workforce Institute in partnership with Health Workforce Australia.
    2. Tiley, S. (2008). Competency in nursing: A concept analysis. Journal of continuing Education in Nursing, 39(2), 58-64.
    3. RESNA. (2009). Seating & Mobility Specialist (SMS) Certification Exam Readiness Tool. Retrieved from http://www.resna.org/sites/default/files/dotAsset/
      SMS_Exam_Readiness_Tool_FINAL.pdf



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