United Spinal Hosts Free February Webinars: Access to Catheters & Home Modifications for Wheelchair Users

Feb 06, 2014, 09:10 ET from United Spinal Association

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NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host two free webinars in February on the topics of how to access catheters that best work for people with disabilities followed by successful home modifications for wheelchair users.

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The first webinar Accessing the Catheter that Best Works for You –– Thursday, February 13th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST, will focus on the availability of today's intermittent catheters under Medicare. The webinar will provide attendees the opportunity to learn about the full range of catheter types, both open and closed systems, taking into account medical need and safety.

The webinar is specifically geared toward people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders, caregivers and health care professionals.

Guest speaker will be Steve Boettcher, Reimbursement Specialist, Coloplast Corporation and Sharon Osgood, RN, BSN, CWOCN, Clinical Consultant, Coloplast Corporation.

The second webinar The Formula for Successful Home Modifications –– Wednesday, February 26th from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST, will provide wheelchair users and caregivers a blueprint and all the necessary information and tools to make any accessible home modification job a successful one.

Guest speaker will be Frank Gucciardi, MS, PT, CAPS., CGP, President & Owner, Frangeli Consulting & Design.

To view a full list of NSCIA's upcoming and archived webinars, please visit http://www.spinalcord.org/webinar-archive/.

About United Spinal Association

United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. It played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with SCI/D. United Spinal was instrumental in getting New York City to create sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation that has been used as a model for many United States cities.

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