Elaine is an Occupational Therapist currently working as a Moving and Handling Clinical Advisor based in the local authority equipment service.
Her role includes carrying out joint visits with professionals across health and social care to advise on complex cases, evaluating equipment, advising on suitable equipment and techniques, developing and delivering M&H training and assisting in safeguarding investigations.
She has presented at the DLF and NBE conferences and at the OT Show.
Elaine has had articles published in the Column - NBE’s publication. She was on the executive committee of NBE for 6 years, with the final two years of her tenure as chairman. In addition to her BSC (Hons) in Occupational Therapy, Elaine has completed a postgraduate course at Southampton University in Back Care Management, gained her PGCE at the same university and has a ROspa Level 4 Qualification in Single Handed Care.
What do you do when someone falls? After you have established that the person is not injured there are different ways of helping them up from the floor. This seminar looks at how to help.
Can they get up themselves with some prompts and minimal assistance? Or do you need to use equipment to help? We will look at different methods, from backward chaining to using equipment such as hoists, lifting cushions and chairs. But what about those situations when equipment won’t fit into the space and the person is stuck in tight corner such as between the toilet and a wall or the bath?
In scenarios like this you have to think out of the box and may not be working within the boundaries of what you were taught in generic moving and handling training. We will discuss how this can be managed.
It is good to have a “tool box” with lots of options so that you can pick the most appropriate for the situation you may find yourself in and the aim of this seminar is to provide you with ideas and helpful pointers.