Mobility Assistance Vehicle Technician "MAVT"     
Contact us for weekly MAVT Class Dates & Locations.   

Course Fee: $200 per student which includes a MAVT course guide,  MAVT
patches and a 3 year MAVT certification card.  Renewal fee is only $100
We also offer New Jersey Approved Defensive Driving Classes for Point
Insurance Reduction and for Logisticare Driver Safety Standards

Students are also required to have valid CPR card and valid NJ driver's
license.  We also offer CPR, Oxygen and OSHA bloodborne classes.

This is a eight hour course which covers situations a MAVT might encounter on the
job when transporting NJ Medicaid eligible patients.
The course is broken into eight sessions: Including thirty two hands on skill stations
and a twenty five question written multiple choice test.

Session 1 - Introduction to MAVT
Why Provide Training?
What is Mobility Assistance Vehicle?
Types of Patients that will be Encountered
OSHA Training Regarding Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens
The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services O.E.M.S. 8:40
regulations for the MAVT drivers and Mobility Assistance Vehicles transporting
patient's with Medicaid eligibility.  

Session 2 - The Mobility Assistance Vehicle Technician
Driver Qualities  "Company Uniform" Name Badge etc.
Driver Requirements " Valid NJ drivers license and CPR certification"
Defensive Driving - Having a clean NJ Motor Vehicle Record
Being able to recognize a medical emergency and calling "911"
Learning that all ambulatory clients must always be assisted at all times from Door
through Door just like wheelchair bound clients.

Session 3 - Common Conditions Special Needs of the MAV Patient
Cardiac and Respiratory Diseases
Diabetic Patients
Dialysis Patients
Loss of Muscle Control
Brain or Spinal Cord Injury
Cerebral Palsy
Loss of Limb
Mental Deficiencies
Hearing Loss
Visual Impairment

Session 4 - Assisting the Patient Before Transport
Introduction to Patient and Evaluation of Needs
Preparation of the Patient for Transport
Providing Assistance to Ambulatory Patients
Types of Assistive Devices

Session 5 - Wheelchairs
Standard Wheelchair
Reclining Wheelchair
Electric Wheelchair
Three (or Four) Wheeled Scooter
Geriatric Wheelchairs
Removable Armrests and Footrests
Closing the Wheelchair
Opening the Wheelchair
Proper Placement of Seatbelt

Session 6 - Transferring the Patient
Ambulatory Assist Step Stool
Unassisted Transfers
Assisted Lateral Transfer
Standing (Pivot) Transfer
Sliding Board Transfer
One Arm Assist
Two Arm Assist
Assisting the Visually Impaired

Session 7 - Wheelchair Securement and Vehicle Operations
Preparing the Vehicle for Lift Deployment
Operating the Hydraulic Lift
Operating the Manual Ramp
Positioning the Wheelchair in Vehicle
Types of Restraints
Types of Floor Plates
Securing the Wheelchair Using the Four-Point Tiedown System
Non-Approved Restraint Systems
Securing Other Types of Mobility Devices
Three-Point Occupant Restraint Lap Belts
Vehicle Operations

Session 8 - Moving the Patient and Wheelchair
The Neutral Balance Position
Moving Up One Step / Curb - Facing Forward
Moving Up One Step / Curb - Facing Backwards
Moving Down One Step / Curb - Facing Backwards
Moving Down One Step / Curb - Facing Forward
Moving Patients Up Multiple Steps
Moving Patients Down Multiple Steps
Transferring Over Rough / Uneven Terrain
Wheelchair Movements Through Doorways
Office: (973) 470-9194                Mobile: (973) 919-7619