Clinical Connections: Driver Rehabilitation
Driving is not only an instrumental activity of daily living, but a cornerstone for independence in our society. After an illness, injury, or age-related changes, driving and transportation can be compromised. During this presentation, participants will gain a greater understanding of how an individual’s independence and sense of autonomy are strongly influenced by access to transportation options. Through the use of lectures, power points, and videos, common medical conditions and the implications for driving will be reviewed, as will the role of driver rehabilitation specialist and driver rehabilitation programs. Participants will understand the key components of a driver rehabilitation program, including clinical and on-road assessments, driver education and training, adaptive equipment and vehicle recommendations, and driving cessation counseling. Although many types of programs are available, it is critical that consumers are provided with the right services at the right time. This is important for all healthcare practitioners; therefore this information and related resources will be provided. Finally, it will be stressed that the collaboration between the driver rehabilitation specialist and entire healthcare team is necessary to find transportation options that are safe, practical, and cost effective for the consumer.
Physicians, Nurses, Physician Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Care Managers, and other health professionals working with patients who have cognitive deficits.
- Appreciate the relevance of driving on quality of life
- Recognize medical conditions and age-related changes that can affect driver competence
- Understand the clinician’s roles and responsibilities in a comprehensive driver rehabilitation program
- Identify adaptive equipment, vehicle modifications and advanced driving technology
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
Continuing Medical Education Credit
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals are awarded 0.2 continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equal to 2.0 contact hours.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 2.00 Attendance