We recently took a trip to Sheffield Hallam University to deliver some exclusive equipment training to their occupational therapy students. This provided them with the opportunity to get proper hands-on experience with the latest care equipment on the market.
It’s integral that occupational therapists are up-to-speed and aware of the latest developments in mobility and care equipment and how it might be able to help their clients. We were one of four healthcare equipment suppliers to deliver training to the students.
We showed them the Raizer lifting chair, the Lento care chair, and the ProSpec hospital recliner chair. The Raizer in particular is proving very popular with OTs at the moment because it only takes one operator to lift a fallen person back to a seated position with ease.
Our Raizer specialist Steve carried out the training and said:
“Working with the students was incredibly rewarding because you’re getting to meet the next generation of occupational therapists (OTs)!
“One of the big things facing OTs today is how to help their clients who are prone to falls. So we trained the students on the Raizer which helps people get back to their feet after a tumble. The students were particularly keen on it and tested it out on each to really get their heads around it how it will help their future clients.”
We’re slowly making our way around different university campuses; before going to Sheffield Hallam, we visited Teesside University to provide some of their students with some training in moving and handling practices. This will help the students to manoeuvre patients in the safest and most effective way possible.
Our managing director, Tristan Hulbert, said:
“We enjoy providing this kind of training to students because we see how it benefits both them (as future professionals) and their clients. Care equipment changes and evolves so rapidly, so being able to get your hands on the latest items gives you the edge you might need to help improve your client’s quality of life most efficiently.
“As a company, we love providing training like this because it keeps everyone on the same page and ready to enhance quality of life — which is our core mission.”
Occupational therapists work with people who are living with or recovering from physical and/or learning disabilities. The aim is to help enable the person to live as independently as possible.