The first to be held in the Region: Patient Moving and Handling SymposiumA professional symposium focused on Moving and Handling and techniques for the safe and ergonomic positioning of the patient and work with the patient will be held for the first time in the UAE. The Patient Moving and Handling Symposium will be held in Abu Dhabi on 7 December 2018. The expert guarantor is the National Back Exchange (a not-for-profit association, UK), and the event was supported by LINET MEA, which will present the beds that support and enable Moving and Handling in an important way.
“Moving and handling has been a very important part of our lives in the United Kingdom for over 25 years. In the UK, if lifting is part of your job role, then it is a statutory requirement for you to receive instruction and training. It is hoped, then, that after this training, injuries to employees are reduced, and in the case of patient moving and handling, injuries to the patient are also reduced, if not eliminated. This in turn has great financial benefits and creates savings for the organization,” says Lorraine Demott, Chairperson of the symposium and Independent Moving and Handling Practitioner. The mentioned topics promise mainly the application of Moving and Handling in practice, especially in areas such as Pressure Ulcer Assessment or care for patients with a higher weight. Participants will not only receive information, but the symposium also includes practical workshops related to the demonstration of suitable equipment for maximizing the benefits of the Moving and Handling techniques.
Patient Moving and Handling Symposium
7 December 2018
Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE