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25 & 26
April 2018


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Innovations for the Future of Independent Living

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Speaker profile for Anita Rush: Speaking at Naidex

Speaker Name: Anita Rush

Company Name: Heath Consultancy

Qualifying as a Registered Nurse in 1976, Anita continued to work in the Acute Sector until transferring in 1981 to the Community sector where she continued her professional development, gaining a Diploma in Health Care Practice incorporating the ENB 298 Care of the Elderly and more recently an MSc in Health Ergonomics. Taking a proactive approach to risk management within both services Anita has been able to implement health and safety policies, comprehensive training programmes and has designed a risk assessment form which has been accepted Trust wide for all practitioners. During this period Anita has worked with several Bariatric patients with her dissertation focusing on Bariatric Care within the community - the findings of which have been presented at workshops and conferences in the U.K. and at Internationally. Anita has in conjunction with the Disabled Living Foundation developed a Bariatric web site. Anita is a member of National Back Exchange, a tutor for the Disabled Living Foundation in London, Chair of the National Back Exchange Bariatric Special Interest Group and is the Educational Representative on the Council for the National Association of Equipment Providers, working with other 3rd Sector providers to implement competency based equipment training across the U.K.

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Seminar Title: Enabling independent movement of the plus size person

The plus size person is often classed as independent or dependent, using a real case study several questions will be explored. A discussion and exploration of practical options to maintain a plus size persons independence with minimal interventions. The case study involves repositioning the plus size person in bed whilst maintaining the dignity of the service user, reducing the risks for the handler and service user.

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