Have Paralysis? Learn about Interface Pressure Mapping!

Woman in wheelchair observing digital pressure mapping image on a screen.

Do you or someone you know or work with have paralysis and want to learn more about the prevention of pressure injuries? The MassMATCH Weight and Seating Independence Project is pleased to provide trainings on the use of Interface Pressure Mapping for persons with disabilities, caregivers and other professionals.

Pressure Mapping Technology will soon be available to borrow for free from the MassMATCH AT Device Loan Program. Learn how to make the most of this valuable equipment. The next training is August 2nd 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Stavros Center for Independent Living in Amherst.

Interface pressure mapping is used to show pressure points when someone is sitting or lying down. Too much pressure at one point can lead to skin breakdowns or other injuries. Pressure mapping technology is useful for determining appropriate seating and positioning for users of wheelchairs. These trainings are intended for individuals with disabilities, family members, home care providers, personal care attendants and others working with individuals with paralysis-causing conditions.

The trainings will be conducted by Mary Jo Wagner, OTR/L, ATP, of the Department of Developmental Services; and Ron Resnick and Sarah Bandzak of Blue Chip Medical Products, Inc. To register, please email your interest to info@massmatch.org or call Tanya Bombard at 617-204-3851. Learn more about the Weight and Seating Independence Project and upcoming training opportunities.

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