U.S. Rehab Tech Training at Heartland Addresses All Levels of Experience

Published in Complex Rehab on July 21, 2021

Complex rehab providers attending VGM’s 20th Heartland Conference will have the opportunity to increase their expertise in repairing and programming complex rehab wheelchairs as part of U.S. Rehab’s Tech Training.

This two-day seminar on power and manual wheelchair repair includes a beginner, intermediate, and advanced track to allow education content to be tailored to the attendees' skill levels.

Technical trainers from MK Battery, Motion Concepts, Permobil, Sunrise Medical, and Avid Rehab will present product specifics, basic repair strategies, troubleshooting, and programming. 

Beginner Track 

The Beginner Track is suggested for techs with less than one year of experience as it provides a basic foundation training for new technicians. 

Intermediate Track 

We suggest that techs with at least one year of experience and are looking at moving into a rehab tech position attend the intermediate track as it provides an overview for seating and positioning, CRT wheelchairs, and power programming introduction. 

Advanced Track 

We suggest ATPs looking for in-depth technical training or experienced techs with an understanding of basic electronics, programming, seating, and positioning attend this track.

U.S. Rehab is also bringing Director of Reimbursement Dan Fedor to present on “Reimbursement for Techs” as part of the seminar. Fedor will also be leading panel discussion as part of the education track dedicated to rehab.

U.S. Rehab’s Tech Training takes place Sept. 14-15 at the Waterloo Convention Center. Tech Training attendees will be able to attend the Heartland keynote on Wednesday morning as well as all evening social events. For more information and to register, click here.

DMERT Certifications at Heartland Conference 2021 

Besides Tech Training, members of U.S. Rehab can also test to earn their DMERT Certification on Monday, Sept. 13. Also held at the Waterloo Convention Center in downtown Waterloo, Iowa, two of the three levels of DMERT Certification exams will be taking place.

LEVEL 1: Basic medical equipment from walkers and manual wheelchairs to hospital beds, scooters, and Group 2 power chairs

LEVEL 2: CRT Manual wheelchairs, Group 3 power chairs and basic seating adjustments and installation

DMERT certification is a standard and benchmark in the durable medical equipment (DME) and complex rehab (CRT) industry.

Visit the Tech Training page at www.vgmheartland.com/agenda/us-rehab-tech-training for more information and to register. Please note that DMERT Certification is not included in your full registration for Heartland Conference. Registering only provides access to DMERT Certification.


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