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A programme of online training webinars for occupational therapists has been released by Promoting Independence to provide the latest advice and insights for various equipment.

The series of webinars come following Promoting Independence’s decision to postpone several of its popular OTAC conferences in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Stuart Barrow, Founder of Promoting Independence, explained: “Clearly we’re unable to run our events at the moment, so we thought long and hard about how we could best provide value to the thousands of occupational therapists who would usually attend our events each year, while still helping our retail clients and manufacturers to showcase their services during this pandemic,” explained Stuart.

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“This online programme allows OTs to continue to learn, develop and grow, as well as providing opportunity for CPD, meaning suppliers and retailers who provide vital equipment and services can continue to operate and spread awareness of their solutions.”

Proving popular, with over 1000 delegates registered, Promoting Independence has released its new programme of webinars set to take place over the next few weeks.

The webinars will be held on Zoom and the full series of webinars are below:

Thursday 30th April – 13:00

ETHOS-GPS sit-to-stand using the QuickMove

A presentation and run through of the ETHOS-GPS service for sit to stand using the QuickMove by Mark Ripley, National Patient Handling Advisor at Handicare.

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Tuesday 5th May – 13:00

How a Homelift can facilitate in home enablement

A presentation by Gino Farruggio from Stiltz on how Home Lifts can enable a person who is disabled by their home environment.


Thursday 7th May – 13:00

ETHOS-GPS sit-to-stand using the Mini-Lift 125 and ThoraxSling

A practical demonstration of the ETHOS-GPS system with specific focus on the Mini-Lift125 and ThoraxSling, from Mark Ripley, National Patient Handling Advisor at Handicare.


Tuesday 12th May – 13:00

Rota-Pro By Apex Medical

The Rota-Pro rotational chair bed from Apex Medical is designed to help people who are weight-bearing, but unable to get into and out of bed unassisted – find out more about how this bed can help your clients.


Thursday 14th May – 13:00

A practical demonstration of equipment and aids to facilitate use of a wash dry toilet

Simon Thomas from Geberit will be demonstrating numerous equipment options that are compatible with shower care toilets. Ask questions, see the demonstrations from Simon’s home and ask questions.


Tuesday 19th May – 13:00

Pro Bario/Bariatric By Apex Medical

Pro Bario is the lowest bariatric profiling care bed, with an adjustable height range of nominally 20cm to 60cm, minimising the risk of falls and enabling easier access to and from bed. Attend this session to learn about care beds and how this bariatric bed can help your clients.


Thursday 21st May – 13:00

Raising furniture remotely

You may or may not know the Langham brand and the furniture raisers Langham are known for. Attend this presentation by Marty Brookes, and learn how to successfully raise furniture remotely and help your clients without having to attend their home.


Tuesday 26th May – 13:00

ProCare Turn and the Legacy Bed By Apex Medical

Legacy is a complex care turning bed specifically designed for the treatment and rehabilitation of complex trauma patients, including patients with multiple injuries, spinal, neuro, pelvic and spinal cord injuries. Attend to learn more about specialist beds and beds for your clients with complex conditions.


Those wishing to tale part in any of the above can contact Stuart Barrow by emailing stuart@promoting-independence.co.uk or call 02921 900402 for further information.

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