Accreditation in Wheeled Mobility & Postural Management Level 1 (WMPM L1) allows you to provide advice and recommendations for ‘standard’ equipment to meet people’s essential mobility and postural needs.
The credential covers these types of equipment:
standard, manual wheelchairs – self-or-attendant-propelled (including paediatric and bariatric)
attendant propelled buggies
standard joysticks for power wheelchairs
tilt and/or recline or power tilt functions
cushions for pelvic positioning, pressure care, general trunk support
static seating solutions (indoor high-low bases for buggies, car seats etc.).
There is an optional module for endorsement in night-time positioning and lying equipment.
Who is eligible?
These health professionals can apply for this credential:
occupational therapists (OT)
What are the accreditation requirements?
The competency framework sets out the pathway to gaining the credential.
Learning and development programme
You must complete a learning and development programme through Seating to Go, the approved provider.
Your supervisor or employer will need to complete the relevant declaration(s).
EMS advisor task signoff
The sign off of any WMPM level one tasks cannot be completed through a wheeled mobility and postural management (WMPM) outreach clinic.
Where to start?
You will need to:
register in EMS Assessor Online and complete the online Core Module (if not already done)
apply for provisional accreditation in WMPM level 1 in EMS Assessor Online.
When you have completed all the requirements, you can apply for the credential in EMS Assessor Online.
When does this accreditation expire?
This accreditation is valid for three years. View the recredentialing requirements for details.
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