Developments in moving and handling

February 15, 2018

Care professionals wanting to hear new developments in moving and handling and update their knowledge can do so at Naidex on 25th and 26th April.

This year will see Naidex take a professional focus with the introduction of the Moving and Handling Lab. This dedicated area has been set up to provide health and social care professionals, and carers with two full days of interactive training, to ensure the safest and most dignified support and transportation of people with limited mobility.

Attendees can learn firsthand how to move and handle individuals with the least amount of exerted effort, in a way that provides the utmost comfort and dignity.

Training sessions include:

  • A new approach to hoisting – Mark Cable, Britton Price.
  • Prevention of pressure ulcers by using the correct moving/handling and positioning techniques – Koen De Doncker, Wissner-Bosserhoff Belgium.
  • Single-handed care and challenging behaviour: Practical solutions – Deborah Harrison, A1 Risk Solutions.
  • Supporting people in lying: Practical solutions to common difficulties – Sarah Clayton, Simple Stuff Works Associates.
  • Meeting personal care needs on the bed – Kay James, OT4Independence Ltd.
  • Enabling independent movement of the plus size person – Anita Rush, Health Consultancy.
  • Unable to step round: How rotating products can assist – Carol Hucknall and Joanne Keating, Arjo.
  • Ready, steady, stand – Pam Sherliker and Lois Lees, Walton Centre NHS Trust/Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Helping a fallen person – Hampshire County Council.

Naidex is dedicated to health and social care professionals and carers. It is designed to help attendees develop their professional knowledge for the benefit of the care sector and the people it supports. Celebrating its 44th year, Naidex will return to Birmingham’s NEC on 25th and 26th April.

Naidex will also run alongside the Dementia Care and Nursing Home Expo, and includes 300 exhibitors, 200 CPD-accredited seminars, brand new interactive features, panel debates and more. CMM readers can register for a FREE ticket.


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[…] With the introduction of the brand new Moving and Handling Lab, Naidex offers a complete experience for health and social care professionals. The Lab offers the opportunity to develop professional knowledge whilst learning how to move people comfortably and in a dignified manner while exerting the least amount of effort. […]