BILD: Bridgeway independent living designs Online course
Safe, comfortable sleep and proper postural alignment is often difficult for people with physical disabilities. The therapists at BILD noticed that these issues are even more concerning for caregivers who take care of their loved ones at home because they often are dealing with these issues without the assistance of medical personnel.
BILD plans to offer an online course to introduce the Symmetrisleep Product to the Wisconsin and Illinois Markets and provide training for therapists, caregivers and patients on the benefits of the product and how to use the product.
The aim is to create awareness about product that is new to the United States but that has been used successfully in Europe for many years. Symmetrisleep helps provide safe bed positioning for persons with disabilities. They also plan to provide training for therapists, caregivers, and patients on the benefits of the product and how to use the product safely in clinical and home settings.
The primary audience includes: Occupational and Physical Therapists, Wheelchair Providers (ATPs), Physicians, Nurses and other healthcare providers. The secondary audience includes: Caregivers and/or Patients who will benefit from the solution.
Medical professionals, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists are highly educated in the medical field and work with patients regularly, so they have good insight into the needs of patients and are personally motivated to provide the best care possible for their patients.
Healthcare Workers, Caregivers, and Patients come from varied educational backgrounds. They are looking for simple solutions because of the stresses of everyday life in the midst of caregiving or living with a disability.
Learning System Design:
The online course will include video instruction, interactive matching exercises to help the learner identify (name and sort) the product components, and scenarios to build critical thinking skills that are relevant to the use of the product. In addition, we plan to offer downloadable resources and give the option for in-person demonstrations for individuals and groups who request more information.