11-Aug-2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Eastern Standard Time

Safe patient transfers: Principles and techniques with adult clients in the community

Register by Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 10:59 a.m. (Eastern time)

Presenter: Brydne Edwards and Andrea Cook

Cumulative stress/strain on the structures of the spine due to repeated, unsafe transferring of clients can cause musculoskeletal injuries to caregivers. Since occupational therapists play a key role in client and family safety in the community, occupational therapists should be aware of safe transfer techniques to ensure safety for formal and informal caregivers.

This webinar will review guiding principles for patient transfers, drawing on research evidence and clinical experience, focusing on the application of each guiding principle. Subsequently, the webinar will cover how to conduct a holistic assessment of client’s capacity and their living circumstances to determine safe transfer techniques for caregivers in the community.

After taking part in this webinar, participants will:

  1. Understand guiding principles for performing safe transfers.
  2. Understand how to conduct a risk assessment to inform transfer decision.
  3. Identify safe transfer techniques according to client and environmental factors.
Intermediate (3-5 years of experience in this specific practice area)

Areas of practice
Neurological/neuromuscular, Musculoskeletal, General physical health, Palliative/end-of-life care

Client age groups
Adults (20-64 years old), Seniors (65+ years old)

Included with your registration fee

Access to watch the webinar live, access to the webinar recording (within three business days, pending exceptional technical difficulties), presentation handout, certificate of attendance

Registration fees

Interested in many upcoming Practice Evidence Webinars? Purchase a bundle and save an additional 20-75% off

Individual registration (for one individual person): $50 for CAOT members / $95 for non-members (plus applicable taxes)

Group registration (for groups of up to 25 people, participating from up to 3 sites/computers): $250 for CAOT members / $475 for non-members (plus applicable taxes)

Cancellation/refund policy

All cancellation/refund requests must be sent in writing to education@caot.ca. Cancellation requests received at least one week prior to the webinar will be given a 50% refund. CAOT will not provide a refund six days or less prior to the webinar. If you are unable to attend the webinar live, all webinars are recorded and registrants receive access to the recording following the webinar, pending exceptional technical difficulties, within three business days.

CAOT reserves the right to cancel or modify all events. If a Practice Evidence Webinar is cancelled by CAOT, you will receive an adjustment on your bundle (if credits were used) or a full refund.

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