Etac R82 is extending its educational programme to include Star Air Cell Cushion training for healthcare professionals.

The half day training course is aimed at clinicians working in the field of posture and mobility who want to further their understanding of Air Cell Cushions and pressure care. The course will be led by Jo McConnell, OT and Clinical Manager who will provide Star cushions from the Etac range for practical demonstrations. Course materials will be provided to support CPD learning whilst each attendee will receive a certificate of attendance. To assist with future work in practice, professionals will be given a free Etac MultiGlide glove for easier postural and seating assessments.

Training will focus on: 

  • Revisions to pressure ulcer categories and clinical reasoning
  • Hands-on training to best solve specific clinical needs
  • Stability demonstrations and how historic issues with air cell cushions are resolved with the Star range
  • Case studies to highlight the clinical benefits
  • Hands-on instruction regarding use of pressure mapping equipment

Jo is a highly experienced OT with over 25 year’s of clinical practice. During this time she has worked in paediatrics, posture and mobility within Wheelchair Services, for Whizz Kidz Charity and with mobility equipment manufacturers. She has outstanding knowledge regarding complex posture and mobility issues and pressure care. Jo has also lectured at Coventry University and University of West of England. She has also delivered training and seminars at PMG Conference, OT Show, Naidex, Kidz Exhibitions and to clinical audiences throughout the UK.

Training dates: 27 Nov 2018, 18 Dec 2018 and 24 Jan 2019

Time: 9:30-12:30

Venue: Etac R82, Unit D4A, Coombswood Business Park East, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 8BH

Availability is limited for each course so early booking is advised. To book call 0121 561 2222 or email uk.education@R82.com

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