All new for Invacare at The OT Show 2018
With an understanding that Occupational Therapists are passionate about finding new equipment solutions to improve the lives of elderly and disabled people, Invacare’s Safe Patient Handling Team focused on 3 new products at this year’s The OT Show:
Invacare Soft TiltTM
Showcasing one of the exciting products, market-leading manufacturer of healthcare products Invacare experienced success with their new Soft TiltTM ‘in-bed’ repositioning system.
Following an extensive review by experienced healthcare professionals, the innovative Soft Tilt in-bed repositioning device was highly commended as ‘Best Therapeutic Product’ at ‘The OT Show product awards’.
The panel of judges were particularly impressed with how the ‘in-bed’ system can provide quiet, automatic repositioning and pressure redistribution to individuals ‘At Risk’ of developing pressure ulcers, as well as assist carers manually with daily moving and handling tasks.
Speaking of the award, Lisa Cook, Marketing Manager – Lifestyle, commented:
“Winning awards is always very exciting but gaining recognition for the innovative Soft Tilt from leading Occupational Therapists is much more than what we could have hoped for.
The Invacare Soft Tilt has been designed to address several costly and largely avoidable healthcare issues including pressure ulceration and healthcare related injuries. We hope to see the Soft Tilt in use across the UK soon, helping to protect elderly and disabled people in their own homes and supporting sustainable care packages for families and carers.”
Invacare Aquatec® Ocean Ergo
In addition to the award winning Soft Tilt, Invacare also presented the brand-new Aquatec® Ocean Ergo range of shower chair commodes and accessories.
Based on an existing product that is very popular in Community Equipment provision, the Ocean Ergo has been re-developed to offer a solution to clinical needs. Featuring greater adjustability and modularity, as well as a re-designed seat plate, the Ocean Ergo promotes enhanced function through improved posture and helps to distribute pressure for those at risk of skin breakdown.
The New Invacare Scan BetaNG
Proving popular with paediatric OTs looking for cost-effective, non-complex solutions for the children they look after, the Invacare Scan BetaNG paediatric cot didn’t disappoint.
A straightforward solution to protect disabled children whilst they sleep and to support families and carers with providing optimal care, the Scan BetaNG offers a great balance of functionality, high quality Scandinavian design and a cost-effective price.
A Focus on Education
As Education Partner at the event, Invacare were also pleased to provide continued support to the development of knowledge for Occupational Therapists and Healthcare Professionals.
On both show days, Invacare’s Clinical Specialist and resident OT, Rhona Moot delivered detailed seminars on the ‘Clinical aspects of shower chair selection’.
These sessions were greatly received by all in attendance and provided detailed insights into the importance of personal care, selection of appropriate equipment, basic seating principles and the effect of posture on function and physiology. You can request Rhona’s presentation here.
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