Finding the right sling can sometimes feel overwhelming with all the different styles, sizes, and fabrics to choose from. Where do you begin? Join us to learn about sling basics, what sling styles are available, how to size clients for a sling and choosing sling materials. The aim of this session is to have participants feel comfortable with the process of selecting a sling that is right for their client.
-Explore a simple 5 step process you can integrate into your sling selection process
-Examine how the clinical assessment informs your sling choice
-Examine the anatomy of various sling styles and their impact on the decision-making process
-Understand the ‘how to’ size clients for slings
-Consider the impact of sling fabric options
Sofia Ianni-Palarchio, National Clinical Trainer - Handicare
With over 25 years of experience as a Registered Physiotherapist in the Province of Ontario, Sofia Ianni-Palarchio is currently the National Clinical Educator with Handicare. Sofia has been providing clinical education, training, and resources to health care providers across Canada by leveraging her hands on clinical experience, knowledge of safe patient handling and mobility solutions, and sharing lessons learned from colleagues’ coast to coast to ensure caregivers and those we care for remain safe.
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