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Etac R82 CPD seminars and product launches deliver invaluable experience for moving and handling specialists at OT Show

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Etac R82 has delivered a diverse range of practical presentations, product launches and added value opportunities at the 2018 OT Show (Stand C70, NEC, 21-22 November).

Etac is a renowned specialist in ergonomic adult and paediatric mobility equipment with over 40 years of client-centric experience. It provides the respected and quality Etac, R82, Molift, Immedia, Convaid and Star Cushions brands – several examples of which were on display at the OT Show. The main focus this year was practical education to help professionals responsible for moving and handling people. Utilising solutions from across the range, international Etac Education and Product Managers as well as UK specialists were able to explain the latest techniques for moving, positioning and supporting people. These on-stand demonstrations were complemented by the “Paediatric Assessment Tips” presentation delivered in the PMG Theatre by Jo McConnell, OT & Clinical Manager, Mobility & Pressure Care, Etac R82.

All seminars were well attended however Ole Lindahl Thy’s sessions entitled: “Single Handed Care – Solutions for the positioning of immobile patients” proved the most popular. Ole, a highly experienced Physiotherapist from Norway and Etac Education Manager (Transfer), combined the latest Immedia 4way Glide with the NEW Molift Air 200 hoist to demonstrate the most efficient and effective techniques for in-bed patient repositioning. Each session generated interaction with the audience and attending OTs commented that the knowledge they gained would be vital for everyday practice.

Other educational demonstrations included:

  • How, when and why use Air Cell Cushions?
    Jo McConnell, OT & Etac Clinical Manager, Mobility & Pressure Care, Etac R82
  • Sit to Stand Solutions – Advantages and Challenges
    Kristin Tornkvist, International Product Manager – Transfer, Etac
  • Overhead Hoisting Solutions
    Colin Williams, Category Sales Manager – Overhead Hoists, Etac R82

In terms of products, the launch of the new Molift Raiser Pro generated significant interest from visitors and feedback was extremely positive. This next generation sit-to-stand transfer platform was introduced alongside the new ergonomic Etac My-Loo toilet seat raiser. Attendees on stand C70 were also able to enter a free prize draw to win a comprehensive Immedia moving and handling starter pack worth over £500. Entrants recorded videos explaining why they choose Immedia solutions – these will be published on LinkedIn and Twitter soon. The winner was Bernadette Moon, Community OT from Birmingham, who will be having her prize delivered by Dave Wilson, Etac R82 Area Sales Manager.

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