DRIVING FITNESS FOLLOWING CVA 2 Days Caroline Rule Lizette Swanepoel
12 -13 March 2020
Centurion Golf Estate
R4500 per person
CPD Points: 16
EarlyBird Special


valid until 12 Feb 2020

ABOUT the course

Evaluation of Driver Fitness following a CVA

1. The aim of this course

Many recovering stroke patients wish to gain back some form of their independence. For them, that includes getting back behind the wheel to drive. But that inflates risks. As OTs, we can reduce risk associated with recovering stroke individuals who want to drive by thoroughly assessing their driving capability, helping those who can get back on the road with ease and confidence while also helping stroke patients who are prevented from driving to understand their limitations.

2. Why is this course important?

The driving assessment course provides you with training to better assess the driving capability of individuals who are in recovery after having had stroke or any patient who presents with any kind of neuropathology. The course is focused to enable you, the OT, to better understand the current driving legislation and the SASOM guidelines, enhance your ability to make accurate interpretations of the aspects of physical and cognitive testing applied to driving, and also to make comprehensive recommendations for vehicle adjustments where it is necessary.

3.How does this relate to industry

The driving assessment course is relevant as it is developing fast and has a unique role to play in South Africa. This is because of the amount of people that drive and there ever changing state of ability due to age or incident. This course is open to active Occupational therapists.

Course Schedule
Registration and coffee
Session 1:  Legislation 
  • Introduction and request for case studies for Day 2 end-session
  • Chapter 4 Road Traffic Act – Fitness to Drive
  • Licensing procedures
  • HPCSA – Ethical Responsibilities of therapists related to clients returning to driving.
  • PRDP Licences
  • SABS Standards
 8.30am – 10.30am  Caroline
10.30am – 10.45am
Session 2: SA Society of Occupational Medicine – Guidelines on Medical Fitness to Drive 

Activity analysis of Driving

  • Michon’s model (Lizette)
  • Puzzle (Caroline)

CVA related functional difficulties and driving

  • Post CVA cognitive difficulties and driving (Lizette)
  • Post CVA visual difficulties and driving (Lizette)
  • Driving with hemiplegia post CVA (Caroline)
10.45am – 12.45pm  Caroline & Lizette
12.45pm – 13.30pm
Session 3:  Cognitive and Visual Assessment 
  • South African Guidelines for Functional Driving Evaluation
  • OT Functional Driving Evaluation Part 1: Cognition and vision
13.30pm – 17.00pm Lizette
Signing in & Coffee
8:00 am
Session 4: Physical assessment

OT Functional Driving Evaluation Part 2: Physical assessment related to driving controls

8.30 – 10.30 Caroline
Session 5: Vehicle Adaptations
  • Vehicle adaptations post CVA
  • Driver re-training post CVA – role of OT, instructor and traffic department
10.45 – 12.45 Caroline
12.45 – 13.30
Session 6:  On-Road Assessment
  • OT Functional Driving Evaluation Part 3: On-Road Assessment
13.30 – 15.30 Lizette
15.30 – 15.45
Session 7: Case Studies – small groups
  • Pulling it all together
  • Needs analysis procedure: Where do we start?
  • Case study examples and discussion
  • Closing / Questions / Feedback
15.45 – 17.00  Lizette and Caroline
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Caroline Rule profile
Caroline Rule
Owner of Rolling Rehab
Lizette Swanepoel profile
Lizette Swanepoel
Occupational Therapist/Part-time Lecturer/Clinical Supervisor
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