Based in Sweden, highly experienced Etac Occupational Therapist (OT) Kristin Törnkvist will illustrate the latest patient mobilisation solutions at the National Back Exchange (NBE).

NBE is a not-for-profit association set-up to develop, disseminate and promote evidence-based best practice relating to manual handling activities. Its annual conference is attended by members such as healthcare professionals, therapists and moving and handling practitioners who benefit from knowledge sharing, education and networking.

As a specialist assistive equipment manufacturer, Etac R82 will be supporting the event with an educational presentation and a product showcase.

The Etac seminar for 2019 is:

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A guide to choosing appropriate standing equipment for early mobilisation of a service user

This is a practical session for novice and experienced practitioners in Acute and Community Adult Care, which will be presented by Etac R82 OT Kristin Törnkvist on the 24th of September, Stream F, Session 4: 14:30-15:15.

Abstract

The session will highlight the general conceptual differences between sit-to-stand devices. It will focus on the advantages of specific equipment in terms of reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries and a possible reduction of falls.

Alongside benefits to carers, the advantages of activating service users earlier will be explored alongside topics such as function, ergonomics and client understanding.

Learning Objectives

  • A theoretical and practical understanding of three different sit-to-stand transfer approaches
  • An understanding of advantages and challenges within varying transfer scenarios
  • Knowledge regarding earlier mobilisation and training
  • Identification of ergonomic advantages with different solutions

About the workshop leader

Kristin Törnkvist, Product Manager for Etac AB, Sweden

Kristin is an occupational therapist with 25 years of experience in manual transfers and hoisting. She is a highly regarded specialist in safe patient handling and has been integral to the development of many original innovations within the assistive product sector.

Alongside the seminar, Etac R82 will be exhibiting at the NBE with a range of products from its range. These will include the: Etac Turner Pro – an active sit-to-stand turner; Molift Quick Raiser 205 – a sit-to-stand hoist with outstanding lifting capacity; Molift Raiser Pro – an ergonomic sit-to-stand manoeuvrable platform; and Immedia SatinSheets and 4WayGlide – in-bed solutions for easier patient movement.

The National Back Exchange (NBE) Annual Conference and Exhibition ‘Working solutions’ takes place from the 23rd-25th September 2019 at the Hinckley Island Hotel, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 3JA.

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