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26 & 27
March 2019


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Moving & Handling Lab

Tuesday 26th March

Wednesday 27th March

Melanie Sturman speaking in Moving & Handling Lab at 11.00 - 11.30

Seminar Time: 11.00 - 11.30

Speaker Name: Melanie Sturman

Seminar Title: Supporting Individuals with dementia from sit to stand.

This session will show a range of practical tips and techniques to support an individual diagnosed with dementia how to transfer from sitting to standing position. Tips will range from verbal prompts, use of equipment and specialised chairs, small moving and handling assistive equipment.

Liz Ashall-Payne speaking in Moving & Handling Lab at 11.45 - 12.15

Seminar Time: 11.45 - 12.15

Speaker Name: Liz Ashall-Payne

Seminar Title: Health Apps, the good, the bad and the ugly.

Let’s face it, technology is playing an increasing role in all our lives. The public is using health apps to improve fitness levels, manage complex conditions and to motivate and sustain behaviour change. Clinicians are increasingly, ‘prescribing’ apps as an integral part of the service they offer. But, whilst Mobile apps offer the promise of connecting millions of patient to immediate care, they also present risks and security vulnerabilities. Come and listen to how the NHS is managing this landscape which can seem both chaotic and confusing.

Deborah Harrison speaking in Moving & Handling Lab at 12.30 - 13.00

Seminar Time: 12.30 - 13.00

Speaker Name: Deborah Harrison

Seminar Title: Double trouble- Moving and Handling on a double bed

A seminar exploring the risks and myths of double bed handling. How can we reduce the risks? Do we insist that the individual has to sleep in a separate bed to their partner? Do we confine them to a single profiling bed? Giving you practical solutions and strategies to the age-old chestnut.

Alex Urquhart speaking in Moving & Handling Lab at 13.15 - 13.45

Seminar Time: 13.15 - 13.45

Speaker Name: Alex Urquhart

Seminar Title: Understanding the HCPC’s standards for continuing professional development

Continuing professional development (CPD) is an important way in which registrants maintain their professionalism and fitness to practise, and is a requirement of registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This session will explain the HCPC approach to CPD and the audit process, including a discussion about the range of activities.

Samantha Evans speaking in Moving & Handling Lab at 14.00 - 14.30

Seminar Time: 14.00 - 14.30

Speaker Name: Samantha Evans

Seminar Title: Preventing and responding to distressed behaviour during sling fitting for individuals with dementia.

Sling fitting can cause fear and anxiety, for people with dementia this is often expressed through distressed and challenging behaviours. In this session we will consider the signs, and triggers, of distress and explore approaches to reducing the associated challenging behaviours when fitting a sling to improve the experience of the individual.

Phillipa Bromley speaking in Moving & Handling Lab at 15.30 - 16.00

Seminar Time: 15.30 - 16.00

Speaker Name: Phillipa Bromley

Seminar Title: Assisting the fallen person- practical solutions

The risk factors for falls are well-documented and understood; the extrinsic factors may be alterable but the intrinsic factors involved means that human beings will continue to fall for various reasons. This practical workshop will explore and demonstrate the solutions available for getting up people from the floor, with and without specialised equipment.

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