August 1, 2014
At Epic, we continually aim to improve the delivery of our pediatric therapy services.
One way we do that is by offering continuing education unit (CEU) opportunities for our therapists. We want our therapists to always be ahead of the curve, providing the best possible care for our patients.
Last Friday, pediatric therapists gathered in Tyler, Texas, to attend, “Assistive Technology: From Assessment to Delivery and Beyond,” an Epic-hosted CEU course focused on ways to help children using assistive technology devices and services.
The all-day event covered topics such as understanding assistive technology devices, evaluations to identify candidates for such devices, funding for devices and how to educate patients and patient families on the use of the devices.
Our Tyler office in conjunction with Drew Boring, therapy director, and Lisa Williams, physical therapy supervisor, organized the event. Drew and Lisa served as guest speakers.
“Assistive technology helps improve the quality of life for children and their families,” said Lisa. “Nothing drives the purpose of what we, as therapists, do more than to see the progress a child is making as a result of therapy.”
The event served as a professional development opportunity for therapists and encouraged team building among all of the therapy disciplines in attendance.
The course concluded with a visit from the Medinas, parents of 18-month old Isaias, an Epic pediatric skilled nursing and therapy patient with our Tyler office. Isaias uses an adaptive stroller which houses all of his medical monitoring devices and fits his very small size.
The Medinas shared information with the therapists about their experience using the assistive device and how it has helped them to involve Isaias in daily life such as meal time, walks and family vacations.
It was an excellent opportunity for therapists to hear feedback from a patient’s family with real-life experience using such devices.
Thank you so much to the Medina family for volunteering to participate in the course and to our Tyler office for organizing such a successful event!
To learn about future CEU opportunities in your area, visit our events calendar.