Training and Development

Mobility | Dignity | Independence

 

16 September 2022:  Compression Garments & Donning Aids

Where: Comfort Discovered Training Room

Team Comfort is running a short live workshop at 10:00am on Friday, 16th September, 2022 in our training room on the topic of Compression Garments & Donning Aids.

Please register at the link below and secure a seat for yourself or a colleague. We only have very limited seats available for this session.

Choosing the best garment, size and type is so important. Plus, as easy as, possible to use and wear for the patient.

Our guest trainer Hugh Quach, Garnet Medical is going step by step through solutions that are available.

For therapists, you will be able to check out the compression garments range and ask any questions to our expert.

Timing: Session begins at 10:00am

Cost: FREE! Just your time.

Register HERE today and secure your seat!   

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/compression-garments-tickets-411746002377

 


 

24 August 2022:  Patient Handling – (1.5 CPD)

Where: Comfort Discovered Training Room

 

 

Content Overview:

Manually lifting and moving patients or residents can be unsafe and potentially lead to injury.  To ensure strain-free handling and transfers, correct equipment should be used. In this session, attendees will explore a range of Patient Handling Equipment including the Star Mover, Standing and Full Lifter, the Raizer and a range of Slings.

Timing: Session begins at 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Outcome of workshop:

  •  To feel confident using manual handling equipment in various circumstances.
  •  Improve your understanding of the Product range available for Patient Handling.

Cost: FREE! Just your time.

Register here:   https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/patient-handling-tickets-377144979787


1 June 2022: Falls Prevention Workshop 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 CPD’s)

Where: Comfort Discovered Training Room

Timing:  10:00am – 11:00am: Reducing falls & increasing safety

Outcomes of workshop: Suggesting the right type of Falls System for a client’s needs

In this workshop, we will cover

The difference between systems. How they can be used in the various facilities or environments

  • ♦  Corded Vs Cordless
  • ♦  The different types of pads & devices available
  • ♦  How to set up your system & pair devices to the monitor
  • ♦  Safety features on the monitor

Future safety management – how to care for your system & when to replace devices

Timing:  11:00am – 12:00pm: How to set up your Falls System to manage Dementia

Outcomes of workshop: Customising the Falls System to monitor dementia clients to increase safety   

In this workshop, we will cover

  • ♦  Overview of the different systems for facilities and home
  • ♦  How the ibeam & door reed switch works
  • ♦  Pairing these devices to the monitor
  • ♦  Devices to minimise agitation for the client

Other products that can be utilised for care and support in falls & safety in home

Cost: FREE! Just your time.


5 May 2022: Practical ½ Day Course 8:30am to 12:30pm

Part 3 of 3: Tool Time – Manual and Power Wheelchairs

Content Overview: Building off what we’ve learnt from the Jay Seating Solutions class, this session will teach you how to make adjustments to back heights and angles, change armrest position and legrest lengths. A lack of confidence will no longer prevent you from making changes or giving advice on your client’s wheelchair ever again.

During Tool Time, we’ll have a go at changing wheel position on manual wheelchairs, adjusting and modifying Jay backrests to improve posture and function. You’ll have the opportunity to feel how these modifications effect posture and function first hand. Come energised and ready to learn helpful tips and tricks!

 

 


 

10 February 2022: Lunch Time Webinar 12:00 to 1:00pm = “Postponed”

Falls Prevention – 1 CPD

 

What will you learn?

♦ Falls prevention safety and risk factors
♦ Knowledge and awareness of the key/core products
♦ Understand functions and how they operate
♦ Benefits and differences of products for intended use

Timing: Session content is 45 minutes which allows 15 minutes for “Q & A” time.

Cost: FREE! Just your time.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/falls-prevention-safety-and-risk-factors-tickets-249879786167


 

3 March 2022: Lunch Time Webinar 12:00 to 1:00pm

Learn about the functions and benefits of Homecare Beds and sleep support surface technology

Who will benefit from this training?

Occupational Therapists, Allied Health Professionals and, anyone who assesses or, is involved in the decision making process for AT to ensure the best outcome is achieved for your clients.

What will you learn?

This online workshop will cover the functions and benefits of Homecare Beds and sleep support surface technology.

The training includes:

• Best practice and tips using functions and features of the Homecare Bed.
• Increase learning around pressure care and sleep support surfaces.
• Clinical considerations to prescribing the correct mattress for your client’s requirements.
• Broaden knowledge of equipment available for your client’s needs.

By attending this training, you will earn CPD points for your ongoing education.

Cost: FREE! Just your time

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/icare-homecare-beds-and-sleep-support-surface-technology-tickets-266477811307


24 March 2022: Practical ½ Day Course 8:30am to 12:30pm

Part 1 of 3: Picking the Right Manual Wheelchair Frame – Don’t Stop There – Manual Wheelchair Prescription4 CPD’s

Content Overview: Improve your skills with assessment and prescription for manual wheelchairs so you can select out the best chair on the first go.

We’ll discuss and describe the differences  between transit, folding, rigid and tilt in space wheelchairs and the clinical benefits/considerations of each. User independence, function, long-term health and reducing overuse injuries throughout every step of the prescription puzzle will be factored with how you can apply this to trials. We’ll experience through trial and interaction how different frame styles and set-ups affect propulsion, comfort and ultimately client function. This is a great learning opportunity new OT’s and Allied Health Workers as well as for the experienced seeking to refresh knowledge.

                         


8 April 2022: Practical ½ Day Course 8:30am to 12:30pm

Part 2 of 3: Pimp My Ride – Maximising Off-The-Shelf and Out of The Box Wheelchairs and Seating – 4 CPD’s

Content Overview: Finding ways to maximise wheelchair and seating goals with off the shelf products and a limited budget is one of the biggest challenges that we may face. During this session, we will explore how to analyse postures and implement appropriate seating solutions to meet wheelchair and seating goals, while meeting budget restrictions. A great mix of theory and practical skills!


Learn with Comfort Discovered about the functions and benefits of homecare beds and sleep support surface technology

Join us for an informative Lunch Time session on Wednesday 20 October at 1:00pm

Who will benefit from this training?

Occupational Therapists, Allied Health Professionals and, anyone who assesses or, is involved in the decision making process for AT to ensure the best outcome is achieved for your clients.

What will you learn?

This online workshop will cover the functions and benefits of homecare beds and sleep support surface technology.

The training includes:

• Best practice and tips using functions and features of the homecare bed.
• Increase learning around pressure care and sleep support surfaces.
• Clinical considerations to prescribing the correct mattress for your client’s requirements.
• Broaden knowledge of equipment available for your client’s needs.

 

By attending this training, you will earn CPD points for your ongoing education.

 

Register now:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/occupational-therapists-training-icare-webinar-tickets-175131933327

 

We look forward to you joining us and learning about this valuable approach to help our clients stay comfortable and improve quality of sleep!

 

Next CPD training and Learning Opportunity 

Thursday, Aug 05, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEST

In this webinar, attendees will learn how to join the dots from their assessment through to final seating choices. We will look at how making the appropriate seating choices can have a profound effect on out of the box wheelchair solutions, and that lower-cost equipment can still provide good results. At the end of this session, attendees will be confident in prescribing basic manual and power wheelchairs. Ensuring that the equipment they are prescribing means they are fitting equipment to their client, not their client to the equipment. Come and join us for an interactive hour of learning, where you will learn how to Pimp Your Clients Ride.

Please click here to book online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7986833089135481358

 

 

Seating Assessment Findings & Prescribing the Ideal Backrest for your Client

Tue, Jun 22, 2021 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM AEST

This is part two of a three webinar series, we will look at how you take your seating assessment findings and prescribe the ideal backrest for your client. During this session, we will look at working with and managing asymmetries and both high and low tone. At the end of this webinar, you will feel confident to make changes to off the shelf products, ensuring that the backrest fits your client, not fitting your client to the backrest.

Please click here to book online:- https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1191812745179518224

 

NEW Configura Advance chair – Zoom webinar

19.05.2021 3.30pm – 5.30pm AEST

Learn the flexibility of size options – adjust the seat depth, seat height, footplate height, seat width, backrest height in order to customise chair size to every client. We will also delve into positioning, postural management, assessment, common conditions, reducible and non-reducible postures.

 

Key learning outcomes:

Get to know how the chair looks, how it moves and who the advance Configura will be appropriate for.
Observe the key mechanisms of the manual chair – tilt in space, backrest recline, leg rest elevation and the importance of body move technology in the design of these features.
Learn the flexibility of size options – adjust the seat depth, seat height, footplate height, seat width, backrest height in order to customise chair size to every client.
Learn the options for managing a person’s pressure care needs.
Get to know the clinical justification for each of these features to aid in your funding applications and your knowledge of seating management.
The Configura Advance chair has an incredibly large range of backrest and postural support options which is why it needs a webinar of its own!
We will delve into positioning, postural management, assessment, common conditions, reducible and non-reducible postures.
Learn how the Configura Advance can accommodate to your client’s comfort and postural needs.
We will consider the clinical justification of the postural features of the chair to aid your clinical reasoning.

Please click here to book online; https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/comfort-discovered-configura-advance-tickets-148873521711

This is a FREE event and all attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. We look forward to you joining us on this exciting new journey! 

April 15, 2021

Comfort Discovered – JAY Cushion Training

Join us for a comprehensive training session all about the Sunrise Medical Jay Cushion Range.
Develop the latest in practical skills and knowledge for prescribing and maintaining cushions.

 

Please click on the link or above image to register; https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/144329777249

March 17, 2021

Comfort Discovered – Pressure Care & OSKA Part 3

Would you like to learn all the specific features of the OSKA mattresses that set them apart?

Technical Pressure Care Training

Key learning outcomes:

• Pressure Care Intervention Strategies
• Learn about the key features and see a demonstration of:

o OSKA FIKA (foam mattress)
o OSKA ARIA (Hybrid mattress)
o OSKA ALTO (Alternating air mattress).
o Q&A at the conclusion of the session

*Demonstration of the product available in person at comfort discovered or via webinar link*
*Earn 1 hour of CPD by attending this training session*

 

Please click on the link or above image to book online; https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/comfort-discovered-pressure-care-oska-part-3-tickets-133167913815

 

March 3, 2021

Comfort Discovered – Pressure Care & OSKA Part 2

Would you like a refresher of how to assess pressure care risk and relate this to mattress selection?

Practical Pressure Care Training

Key learning outcomes:

Assessment of risk – review of tools available.
Assessment of pressure categories – how to assess the level of skin damage.
Distinguish between pressure injury and other wounds.
Clinical features of OSKA mattresses related to assessment
Using trafimatt to select the correct mattress.
Pressure care prevention & treatment strategies
Q&A at the conclusion of the session
*Earn 1 hour of CPD by attending this training session*

 

Please click on the link or above image to book online; https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/comfort-discovered-pressure-care-oska-part-2-tickets-133167007103

 

Feb 17, 2021

Comfort Discovered – Pressure Care & OSKA Part 1

Would you like a refresher of the concepts relating to pressure care management?

Following our successful Configura Range Workshop, we are excited to introduce our next training event…

Clinical Pressure Care Training

Key Learning Outcomes:

• Pressure care – delve into understanding key definitions of pressure, friction & shear.
• Pressure injury risk factors – what to be aware of and why.
• Pressure injury physiology
• Evidence base of pressure care management – what we know from evidence.
• Introduction to the OSKA range and key clinical features.
• Flinders University research of OSKA mattresses.
• Q&A at the conclusion of the session

*Earn 1 hour of CPD by attending this training session*

 

Please click on the link or above image to book online; https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/comfort-discovered-pressure-care-oska-part-1-tickets-133164898797

 

Configura Training “In Our Showroom” – 21 January 8.00am – 9.30am

Come along to our exclusive meet and greet of the Enable Lifecare team and the Configura chairs!

Training Topic: Configura Chair Demonstration

Key learning outcomes:

Demonstration of the chairs – learn “how-to”:
Adjust the size (height, width, depth)
Adjust the pressure care
Adjust the postural supports
Adjust the rise function
Adjust the handset control access

*Earn 1 hour of CPD by attending this training session*

Please note your diaries with this “Breakfast” event.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/comfort-discovered-configura-chair-demonstration-tickets-133169392237

3rd December 2020

We understand as a health professional your aim is to provide the best out come to your clients. Our goal is to support you as you play a vital part in choosing the right equipment for your clients. Our webinars and seminars provide you support, on going learning and development for the best outcome for your clients and our customers. Through this program Allied Health Clinicians, Nurses, Case Managers, Carers, Medical Professionals etc will gain cost effective, most up-to-date, relevant professional training. These programs will provide you Certificate of Attendance with skill level acknowledged and the number of contact hours – crucial for your CPD activities and professional registration.

Course 1
05.11.2020 (2.30 pm – 3.30 pm AEDT)
Clinical Training (Why); Do you need a refresher on the concepts relating to seating management and why specialised seating is so important?

Key learning outcomes:

♦ Delve into the reasons we issue seating.
♦ Introduction to the concept of seating management.
♦ The relationship between size, pressure, and posture.
♦ An overview of pressure care in seating.
♦ An overview of postural management in seating prescription.
♦ Case Study and application of concepts to a range of conditions.

Please click on the link or below image to book online;  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/comfort-discovered-configura-chair-training-part-13-tickets-123262037071

Course 2:
19.11.2020  (2.30 pm – 3.30 pm AEDT)
Practical Training (What); Are you interested in the practical information of what to assess when prescribing a seating solution?

Key learning outcomes:

♦ Seating assessment strategies for the Configura chairs.
♦ Overview of the assessment form.
♦ Measuring guide for comfort and bariatric chairs.
♦ Important assessment considerations for prescribing the Configura chair.
♦ Assessment of pressure, posture, range of motion.

Please click on the link or below image to book online;  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/comfort-discovered-configura-chair-training-part-23-tickets-123263381091

Course 3:
03.12.2020 (2.30 pm – 3.30 pm AEDT)
Technical Training (How); Do you want to know all the nitty gritty details of how we can adjust and make adaptations to our range of chairs?

Key learning outcomes:

♦ Demonstration of the chairs – “how-to”:
♦ Adjust the size
♦ Adjust the pressure care
♦ Adjust the postural supports
♦ Adjust the rise function
♦ Adjust the handset control access

Please click on the link or below image to book online; https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/comfort-discovered-configura-chair-training-part-33-tickets-123263720105