"An inspiring and engaging course."
"Refreshing to hear the family's perspective."
"Your enthusiasm for the topic along with the knowledge and awareness you have given me has given me my mojo back! "
This extensive, 2-3 day, CPD certified, blended course comprises of an interactive learning platform which includes:
- Pre-recorded training videos (6-8.5hrs depending on modules accessed)
- Downloadable independent learning workbook
- Interactive on-line question forum through Padlet
- Optional live practical problem solving events
- Bonus videos focused on using night time positioning equipment
- Final live review event with trainers Rachel Wright and Sarah Clayton (via Zoom)
- On completion, delegates get access to materials designed for practitioners to deliver 24-hour postural care training to unpaid individuals and families who use their service
Introductory event & access to course content
1st Nov 2023
Practical application session 1
15th Nov 2023
Practical application session 2
29th Nov 2023
Final live review events
14th Dec 2023
Course content access expires
9th Jan 2023
Using pre-recorded training, interactive on-line content (through Padlet), self-directed learning and live events, this substantial and comprehensive blended training course keeps delegates interested, engaged and learning new ways to bring excellence to their 24-hour postural care provision and focuses on the often neglected lying position and how unsupported lying drives changes to a person's body shape which impacts sitting, standing and functional movement.
You will have access to the online learning from 1st November 2023 and be provided with all the information you will need to complete the course. At 1pm (GMT) on 1st November you will then join the trainers for an introductory event via Zoom to provide an outline of the training and to answer any questions you may have. Over the next few weeks you can access the pre-recorded training videos and interactive online content to enable you to complete the workbook. On 14th December there will be a series of live discussion events for the specific ages the course covers to assess your learning (you must attend at least one of these events - please see below for further information).
People with complex needs, deserve a thorough, co-ordinated 24-hour postural care service. We only get one body and yet people with complex disabilities don't always get the 'annual service' afforded to the equipment they use.
Posture Positive report (2020) found training is a key aspect to developing resilient and robust 24-hour postural care for people with complex needs. Every person with complex needs or limited movement requires a comprehensive 24-hour postural care service delivered in a personalised way.
The course is suitable for specialist physiotherapists, specialist occupational therapists and other highly trained healthcare professionals working in health, SEN and social care.
The course breaks down the life span of a person as follows:
- 0-3 years
- Children and young people in education
- Older people an palliative care
Each delegate selects the aspects of the course relevant to their particular area of practice whilst having access to all the course resources.
On completion of the course, it is hoped delegates will be equipped with the knowledge needed to deliver an outstanding, person-centred, 24-hour postural care service.
This course covers:
- Why is postural care such a big deal?
- What is 24-hour postural care?
- Identification of need
- Predictable changes to body shape
- Preventing, protecting and reversing body shape distortion
- Postural care in the real world with real people
- Special considerations for all stages of life
- Monitoring and evaluating outcomes
- Co-production in developing personalised postural care
You can focus on one specific age group or take a general approach allowing you to adapt the course to meet your own learning objectives.
On 14th December the final live review events with the trainers via zoom are available for the specific ages that the course covers. You must attend at least one of these live discussion (the one most relevant to your practice) but you are welcome to join all four. Please note the timings are GMT.
11.00am - 12.00pm 0-3 years and children in education
12.30pm - 1.30pm Adults, older people and palliative care
Training for individuals and family carers
On successful completion of the course, all delegates will gain access to bespoke training materials designed by parents for parents of people with complex needs. This includes ongoing trainer support for local therapists hosting the workshops, pre-recorded training videos, workbook and designated webpage.
Contact us to book this training for your team, department or organisation with group discounts and bespoke training opportunities or if you would prefer to be invoiced directly for this training email email@example.com
Rachel Wright (BSc) Founder of Born at the Right Time Rachel is author of The Skies I'm Under, finalist 2020 RCN Nursing Awards, trainer, qualified nurse and unqualified mum of three sons; one of whom has severe disabilities and life-limiting epilepsy. Occasionally she ties on her trainers and runs in a vague attempt to counteract her love for Salt ‘n Vinegar crisps, hummus and all things carbohydrate.
Sarah Clayton (BSc, PGCE) CEO Simple Stuff Works Sarah is passionate about all things postural care. Sounds dull but it turns out that her passion translates into highly contagious enthusiasm. She has developed a range of accredited training courses accessible to health, social care and education practitioners. Sarah has four children, works full-time and can regularly be found wearing her jumper inside out.
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