Sourcing the Right Product

 

Occupational therapists know first-hand how important a person’s independence is and how it can impact their lives. 

 

OTs work with a broad range of clients in many different settings and see the difference that products, both big and small, can make to a person’s daily life. Whether it be a powered wheelchair or scooter to increase a person’s independent mobility or a hair dryer stand to allow someone to dry their hair on their own, the important thing is making sure that that patient is achieving the goals that are important to them. 

 

However, the market is flooded with independent living products from daily living aids and wheelchairs to mobility scooters and assistive technology devices. As an OT it can be hard to keep up with the ever-changing and developing of new products to aid independent living. How can you know about every product out there and which would be best for your client? The truth is, you can’t know everything, however you can research the market and familiarise yourself with the vast range of products available by reading publications like The OT Magazine that highlight new products, aids and devices that are designed specifically to help your patients and you can attend exhibitions like Naidex. 

 

Naidex is the ideal opportunity to gain knowledge, talk to experts and discover a multitude of products and services that could help one of your patients one day. The beauty of exhibitions is that everything is under one roof and you can spend time speaking to experts, discovering ground-breaking innovations and getting advice on various topics. Free CPD seminars are another great reason to visit Naidex, the event itself is CPD-certified and they have an impressive line-up of speakers. 

 

If you do have specific items or solutions you are looking for, take a look at the exhibitor list and make a plan of who you want to see, that way you won’t miss out on anything. We will be on The OT Magazine stand N12032 over the two days, where we will have goody bags for new subscribers and will be welcoming OTs who want to share their roles and projects with us for potential inclusion in the magazine. We look forward to speaking with many of you.