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Deconditioning and the Importance of Mobility

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Date: 22 Mar 2023

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A FREE webinar providing training and support for moving and handling, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and other healthcare professionals.

Sharon Rindsland is a board director at the National Back Exchange and Trust Wide Moving and Handling Senior Co-Ordinator at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust.  Sharon has over 20 years’ experience in manual handling across three acute trusts. Sharon develops strategies for implement trust Moving and Handling Policy and training.

Most older people walk only a few steps a day during their hospital stay. This inactivity leads to ‘deconditioning’, which causes people to lose fitness or muscle tone, especially through lack of exercise.

The issues associated with deconditioning and the importance of movement to stop patients deconditioning is one of Sharon’s core areas of interest.

The webinar covered the following areas:

  • Describing the causes and effects of immobility
  • Understanding the importance of mobilisation
  • Describe and conduct a patient mobility assessment
  • Assess a patient’s level of risk.
  • Ensuring you have the right equipment to enable your patient to mobilise.
  • Live Q&A

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