National Seating & Mobility (NSM) has launched a new way for clinicians to learn about Complex Rehab Technology (CRT), while earning continuing education credits for their time.
In a May 27 news announcement, the national provider introduced NSM Momentum Academy, “designed to educate clinical partners, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other healthcare providers about best practices in mobility solutions and CRT.”
This year, NSM plans to host seven Momentum Academy events.
“Detailing best practices in mobility solutions and CRT, the events will also provide access to continuing education credits, networking opportunities and a chance to explore the latest innovations in assistive technology at a supplier tradeshow,” the announcement said. Exhibitors will include Gold sponsors Invacare Corp., Ki Mobility, Permobil, Quantum Rehab, and Sunrise Medical, and Silver sponsors Altimate Medical, Inspired by Drive, Merits Health Products, Rifton, and SleepSafe Beds.
The first Momentum Academy event took place in April in Austin, Texas. The rest of the lineup includes Portland, Ore. (Aug. 18); Piscataway, N.J. (Sept. 15); Orlando, Fla. (Sept. 23); Chicago (Oct. 6); Oklahoma City (Oct. 20) and Tulsa, Okla. (Oct. 21).
In addition to occupational and physical therapists, NSM is inviting care coordinators, home health staff, group home staff, case managers, purchasing agents, physicians, and nurses to learn about topics ranging from adult, pediatric and geriatric mobility to funding and documentation, seating, skin protection, and wheelchair configuration.
NSM’s CEO, Bill Mixon, said about the new event series, “Our goal is to ensure that more people have access to the most advanced mobility and accessibility solutions available. Through NSM Momentum Academy, we look to strengthen relationships with our clinical partners to provide the mobility solutions our clients need for the best clinical outcomes.
“The response to our first event in Austin was very positive, with attendees appreciating the educational and networking aspects of NSM Momentum Academy. We believe initiatives like this will strengthen not only the knowledge and expertise of NSM team members, but the CRT industry as a whole.”
For more information about NSM Momentum Academy, visit the NSM Web site.