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Moving & Handling Lab Theatre 11

Please Note: Below timetable speakers are for the 2018 show

Wednesday 25th April

Thursday 26th April

Melanie Sturman speaking in Moving & Handling Lab Theatre 11 at 11.00 - 11.30

Seminar Time: 11.00 - 11.30

Speaker Name: Melanie Sturman

Seminar Title: Safer support of the individual with dementia

This will be a practical and theoretical session exploring safe, viable and handy hints to safely support an individual who has dementia. It will also provide tips and tricks to support individuals who present with behavioural triggers and behaviour that challenges.

Deborah Harrison speaking in Moving & Handling Lab Theatre 11 at 11.45 - 12.15

Seminar Time: 11.45 - 12.15

Speaker Name: Deborah Harrison

Seminar Title: Single-handed care and challenging behaviour practical solutions

There is a misconception that single-handed care is not suitable for the individual with behaviours that we find challenging. Often the individual’s dignity is compromised and the safety of both the service user and the handler is of concern. Deborah has created a series of videos detailing strategies and techniques for single-handed care that she successfully uses and wishes to share them with you.

Pam Sherliker and Lois Lees speaking in Moving & Handling Lab Theatre 11 at 12.30 - 13.00

Seminar Time: 12.30 - 13.00

Speaker Name: Pam Sherliker and Lois Lees

Seminar Title: “Ready, Steady, Stand!”

The act of standing and placing weight through the lower limbs is acknowledged as being beneficial to all systems of the body and is therefore encouraged as far as it is safe to do so. This interactive session explores the incremental progression including the use of equipment to assist a person with movement from a sitting to a standing position.

Elaine Brichard speaking in Moving & Handling Lab Theatre 11 at 13.15 - 13.45

Seminar Time: 13.15 - 13.45

Speaker Name: Elaine Brichard

Seminar Title: Helping the fallen person

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.

Koen De Doncker speaking in Moving & Handling Lab Theatre 11 at 14.00 - 14.30

Seminar Time: 14.00 - 14.30

Speaker Name: Koen De Doncker

Seminar Title: Prevention of pressure ulcers by using the correct moving/handling and positioning techniques

Avoiding pressure ulcers is one of the most important tasks of a nurse in general elderly and nursing care. Wound care has therefore evolved enormously. For all stages in the treatment of pressure ulcers, there are specific wound dressings in combination with the use of different types of mattresses (slow foam, alternating, ....).But the use of the right mattress and other preventive aids are often not sufficient to avoid pressure ulcers. Therefore it is necessary to combine these with the right mobilization / different positions of the patient. In this practical training we will pay particular attention to the correct positioning and moving/handling techniques within the boundaries of the bed. Eg: Correct positioning in lateral position, sliding higher up without external and internal friction of the skin. Turning patients with as less pressure as possible on critical zones, ....

Philippa Bromley MSc PGD PGC MCSP speaking in Moving & Handling Lab Theatre 11 at 14.45 - 15.15

Seminar Time: 14.45 - 15.15

Speaker Name: Philippa Bromley MSc PGD PGC MCSP

Seminar Title: Assisting a person into standing from sitting - working with the unwilling patient

This session will examine the possible reasons why a person may be reluctant or unwilling to stand from a sitting position and then look at practical methods of overcoming these, with or without relevant assistive equipment.

Anita Rush speaking in Moving & Handling Lab Theatre 11 at 15.30 - 16.00

Seminar Time: 15.30 - 16.00

Speaker Name: Anita Rush

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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