With this client group there is a progressive decline with associated symptoms such as memory loss, reasoning, communication skills and the ability to carry out daily activities. Individuals may also develop behavioural and psychological symptoms such as depression, aggression and wandering. Many of these symptoms may be exacerbated when individuals have been removed from their familiar surroundings; so how can you achieve a safe environment?
Speakers – Debbie Beaumont, Matron for Elderly Care and Dawn Parkes, Head of Nursing for the Division of Medicine, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The presentation will consider the outcomes of the report 'Nursing People at Home' with respect to care and management of the client and their needs and capabilities
Speaker – Gill Allen QN, Independent Nurse Case Managert
An environment designed to meet users’ needs obviates many
problems including those of moving and handling. Gatwick airport
has invested heavily in environmental changes to South Terminal,
tempering their commercial model with passenger usability. Paul
will outline how these changes were identified and implemented
with the aim of improving passengers’ travel experiences.
Speaker – Paul Fitch, Head of Terminal Operations,
Every organisation needs robust systems to manage the manual
handling risk so that patients/residents and staff are safe. This
can be achieved with a realistic policy, allocating responsibilities
and communicating the safety messages. However carefully
systems are put in place, conditions can change, so we need
to have good monitoring systems in place. This presentation
discusses how auditing against best practice and setting
objectives can best be achieved.
Speaker – Ruth Robotham, Health and Safety / Back Care
Advisor, Sussex Safety Ltd