Clinical Hub Webinars
Sign-up for our live webinars focused on safe patient handling techniques using Handicare products encompassing the complete continuum of care. Also view previously recorded webinars from our library on your own time.
Solutions On “How To Get Up Off The Floor”
Question is how do “you” get off the floor now? We each do it differently and there isn’t a correct way. We follow a certain pattern which involves leaning and engaging our stronger side. There are times in our life where we are unable to assist. At those times we need to identify other solutions. This session will cover solutions to get up off the floor including products and techniques which will allow you to assist those in need.
Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 2:00pm EST
Positioning and Turning Solutions To Promote Mobility
Why does the average person move 13 times an hour during sleep? Are we taking pressure off certain areas to allow for better circulation? When positioning and turning individuals it is vital to think about how this transfer will impact their body in regards to friction and sheer. During this session we will discuss ways to reduce friction and sheer while using equipment and incorporating techniques which can be applied to daily practices.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 @ 2:00pm EST
The Band Sling, Small But Mighty - A Discussion On Its Many Uses
What tools do you use to activate individuals? Many times, we rush to complete a transfer and don’t think of how they can assist. During this session we will look at the many ways a band/limb sling can be utilized through the continuum of care.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 @ 2:00pm EST
Going Beyond: A “How-to Guide” to Providing Quality Dementia Care During Activities of Daily Living
With the growing percentage of residents living with symptoms of dementia in long-term care, enhanced dementia skills are necessary to be a safe and effective care provider.
Karen Tyrell, CPCA, CDCP, a Canadian Dementia Consultant & Educator will discuss successful and practical ways to incorporate person-centred care during ADL’s. She will also share a how-to guide that attendees can take back to their team to help empower all their frontline care staff to improve their approaches when they are assisting their residents living with dementia with their activities of daily living (ADL) care tasks.
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 @ 2:00pm EST
A Discussion on Place: Using and Removing Slings
Can I leave a sling in place? That’s a great question! The decision to leave or not to leave a sling in place is unique to each person and oftentimes requires an interdisciplinary approach leveraging integrative thinking. Join us for this session as we explore the factors that may need to be considered when deciding if or when it may be appropriate to leave a sling in place.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 @ 2:00pm EST
Hygiene: Addressing the Challenges of Toileting in Daily Care
Building on last month's sit-to-stand webinar, as an individual’s ability to mobilize decreases and the need for assistance increases, toileting may become more challenging, and one might be left wondering what are the options? For individuals who require greater than the minimum to moderate assistance, a passive lift and sling might be an effective solution for the promotion of toileting. This webinar will focus on factors to consider when toileting with various slings and provide some guidelines to help set staff and end-users up for success.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 @ 2:00pm EST
Ready, Steady, Stand!
Let’s take a moment to think about how we move from sitting to standing up. What may seem like a simple task; getting out of bed in the morning, off the toilet or out of a vehicle, is in fact a complex skill. The ability to move independently from sit to stand allows us to connect easily with our surroundings and the people in our lives. As an individual’s ability to stand up decreases the need for caregiver assistance may increase. Some individuals may require supervision with moving from sit to stand, while others may require greater assistance which leads us to this session. The aim for this webinar is to explore sit to stand solutions for individuals with varying needs to be able to move safely and to optimize their abilities as we strive to make everyday life easier.
Wednesday, February 23 @ 2:00pm EST
National Clinical Director
Amber Slay, RN, BSN
Amber Slay is the incredibly talented ACLS, BLS, PALS, and Trauma Nursing specialist spearheading the Savaria Clinical Academy with Handicare. With over 10 years of professional medical management experience, Amber has provided attentive care to innumerable patients facing a diverse array of healthcare challenges in emergency rooms, hospice wards, and psychiatric settings alike.
Leveraging her hands-on clinical experience and adept knowledge of safe patient handling and mobility solutions, Amber has been providing clinical education, training, and resources to health care providers across Canada - sharing lessons learned from colleagues coast to coast to ensure caregivers and those we care for remain safe.