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Training in Assistive Products (TAP)

Assistive products such as crutches, hearing aids, reading glasses and toilet chairs are essential items for many people. These online modules aim to equip community-level personnel working in any context to safely and effectively provide a range of simple assistive products.

How to use the TAP site

Start taking modules in 4 easy steps:

1. Watch video

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Watch these videos to learn how to use TAP.

2. Register

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Complete the simple registration form.

3. Login

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Enter the site using your login details.

4. Begin learning

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Begin your learning with the Introduction to assistive products module.

TAP modules

This module provides a general overview of assistive products.

This module provides an introduction to vision assistive products.

This module teaches how to provide standard reading glasses

This module teaches learners how to provide magnifiers and telescopes following four service steps.

This module provides an introduction to self care assistive products.

This module teaches learners how to provide toilet and shower chairs following four service steps.

This module teaches learners how to provide absorbent products following four service steps.

This module provides an introduction to mobility assistive products.

This module provides a basic introduction to providing walking aids.

This module provides an introduction to mobility assistive products.

There are many different types of therapeutic footwear available. This module focuses on therapeutic footwear with some of the most common features.

“TAP is really useful… we can now screen and provide glasses for reading, and cut down waiting times for the specialist clinic.”

Elsie

Nurse Manager, Papua New Guinea

“TAP helps you look for different problems when a patient visits you. It gives you the knowledge to find new solutions. My patient came for a walking problem and I was also able to help him with his vision.”

Pysha

Nurse, India

“In my experience it was very helpful to have the health providers near my home, following-up on my assistive product.”

Giovanni

Service user, Switzerland

“The role play helped us prepare for assessments with real assistive products users. It gave us confidence in the skills we learned through the modules.”

Darsh

Community Health Worker, India

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