HoistEd Educational Workshop With Aideen Gallagher

Author: Kristina Magathova   Date Posted:31 May 2017 

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The HoistEd educational series teaches health professionals how to prevent injuries in the care of people with complex physical disabilities. Our vision is that every client with a disability is transferred with dignity and respect and the caregiver is safe and resourceful. We want every health professional advising on manual handling to do so with the confidence to solve problems using systematic methods, dealing with the needs of all parties and taking every opportunity equipment solutions offer, to eliminate manual handling.

Come to our training day to explore these four topics: 

  • Full lifting hoists – to brake or not to brake?
  • Standing hoists – to brake or not to brake?
  • Full lifting hoists – making them work more so you work less
  • Toiletings slings – do they really deliver what they promise?

Full Lifting Mobile Hoists – To brake or not to brake?

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of taking a creative risk management approach to clinical decisions to achieve safe procedures and beyond
  • Identify the opportunities and challenges with placing the brakes on and off each item of equipment in the quest to avoid manual handling

How is this workshop likely to benefit my practice?

By completing this course, you will feel more confident in making risk management frameworks work for you. You will be able to apply a systematic framework to examining the way you use equipment to identify where the risks are and how to control them and where the opportunities are and how to enhance them. You will discover all the opportunities to avoid manual handling you many not have noticed before, just by the way you use the hoist. 

Standing Hoists – To brake or not to brake?

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of taking a creative risk management approach to clinical decisions to achieve safe procedures and beyond
  • Identify the opportunities and challenges with placing the brakes on and off each item of equipment in the quest to avoid manual handling

How is this workshop likely to benefit my practice?

By completing this course, you will feel more confident in making risk management frameworks work for you. You will be able to apply a systematic framework to examining the way you use equipment to identify where the risks are and how to control them and where the opportunities are and how to enhance them. You will discover all the opportunities to avoid manual handling you many not have noticed before, just by the way you use the standing hoist.

Full lifting hoists – making them work more so you work less

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify all the opportunities to avoid manual handling by the way you use a hoist

How is this workshop likely to benefit my practice? 

By completing this course, you will feel more confident in using a hoist and taking advantage of some of the missed opportunities to avoid manual handling by the way you use it. You will be able to demonstrate key transfer such as bed to chair transfers, chair to bed, chair to chair and off the floor transfers. You will discover all the opportunities to avoid manual handling you many not have noticed before, just by the way you use your hoist.

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Toileting Slings – do they deliver what they promise?

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key skill set needed to use a toileting sling
  • Determine what “unsafe” looks like
  • Try out if tasks like dressing is possible in a range of toileting slings on the market

 How is this workshop likely to benefit my practice?

Toileting is a massive issue for people using a full lifting mobile hoist because of the need to transfer onto a bed to dress and undress the lower limb. Toileting slings have been marketed as an answer to this problem because they eliminate this transfer. Do they deliver what they promise? This workshop brings together the best of the best in terms of toileting slings available on the market. Participants will problem solve the key abilities a person needs, to be able to use a toileting sling safely. In addition participants will have the opportunity to try out each sling to determine can you actually dress and undress someone in these slings.


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