Assistive equipment provider Etac R82 has expanded its education programme to now include Star Air Cell Cushions.
The new training dates will take place in November, December and January at the company’s facility in Halesowen.
The half-day training course is aimedat 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 while 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 and hand case studies to highlight the clinical benefits.
McConnell is an experienced OT with over 25 years’ of clinical practice. During this time she has worked in paediatrics, posture and mobility within Wheelchair Services, Whizz Kidz Charity and mobility equipment manufacturers.