As therapists we take part in the clinical assessment of transfer ability with clients on a regular basis. The ability to transfer is often pivotal to a person’s ability to function safely and independently. Incorrect patient handling recommendations can lead to decreased independence for clients, poor uptake of patient handling solutions by carers and, increased cost to services.
Over the course of this two day workshop we will explore the clinical reasoning process of assessing and recommending patient handling assistive technology.
By completing this workshop, the participants should be able to:
•Define general patient handling principles
•Describe the considerations for selection of appropriate transfer aids
•Describe the types of assistive technology available for transfers – including hoists & slings, bed transfer aids, slide boards, standing aids etc.
•Compare features of assistive technology to assist with clinical decision/application.
This will be achieved through demonstration and interactive use of assistive technology alongside discussion over clinical considerations/reasoning.
Date: 3-4 October
Time: 9am to 4pm (Registration begins at 8:30am)
Category: Basic Application
Suitable for: Health professionals who are providing recommendations for patient handling to clients and carers.
Cost: $396 per person, inclusive of GST
Register: by Friday, 6th September. Please complete pages 2 and 3 of this registration form and send us a copy via email or fax.
Venue: LifeTec Townsville, 103 Duckworth Street, Townsville, QLD 4814