Convaid recently announced that several business development representatives throughout Convaid’s 11 regional territories in North America have successfully earned certification as Child Passenger Safety Technicians by the National Child Passenger Safety Board (NCPSB). The NCPSB certification is part of an on-going push by Convaid to keep its workforce highly trained and on top of latest industry regulations, standards and practices. With this new certification, Convaid business development representatives can expand the scope of services they provide and present themselves as credentialed experts in the field of child passenger safety.
The National Child Passenger Safety Board was established to provide program direction and technical guidance to states, communities and organizations as a means to maintain a credible, standardized child passenger training and certification program. As certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians, the Convaid business development staff is qualified to assess and evaluate car seating configurations for children.
For several among the Convaid business development staff – many of whom are already physical therapists, assistive technology professions or other highly trained and qualified medical professions – the NCPSB credentialing process provided an opportunity to stay on top of business innovations, policies, procedures and practices specific to child passenger safety, while earning this valuable accreditation.
Charles L. Larose, a 35-year health care industry veteran and Convaid’s Business Development Manager said, “If I can make a difference — or influence my team — in helping save the life of a child in a vehicle, it is the best thing that I’ve ever done! It is my passion and I love every minute that comes with this responsibility I am taking to teach families how to keep their kids safe.”
Convaid currently has one child car restraint product, the Carrot 3, a modular special needs car seat that is viewed as one of the safest and best-in-class in its category.
The Carrot 3 is an integral product within the company’s line of pediatric mobility products, typically prescribed for children with mild to moderate involvement concurrent to the following conditions: Cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spinal Bifida, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Mitochondrial Disease, Metabolic Diseases, and Sensory Processing Disorders, among others.
Convaid’s South Atlantic and Central US team will showcase the Carrot 3 at the upcoming Kidz in Motion event to be held from August 12-15, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. Sally Mallory, a physical therapist and Convaid Business Development Representative for the Central Region, will address a plenary session discussing child passenger safety and benefits of Convaid’s Carrot 3.
Convaid Carrot 3 features adaptive positioning with high density foam inserts for optimal positioning and comfort. It accommodates children from 30 to 108-pounds and from 37 to 60-inches in height. The Carrot’s 180-degree free angle recline allows for easy diaper changes and conforms to vehicle seat. It comes latch-equipped with lower anchors and tethers for children. The Carrot also comes with an optional removable cover that controls odor and spillage that is provided through a third-party vendor through Convaid’s website.
Convaid, the company that invented the adaptive assisted wheelchair, has helped special needs children and their families live fuller, more productive lives since 1976. Convaid produces high-performance, easy-to-use and attractive mobility products for all stages of a young person’s life, from infancy to young adulthood. Each product is custom-built to individual specifications to provide optimum comfort, safety and convenience.
About National Child Passenger Safety Board
The National Child Passenger Safety Board was established to provide program direction and technical guidance to states, communities and organizations as a means to maintain a credible, standardized child passenger training and certification programs.
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