Webinar - Bathroom safety for home care providers: Avoiding MSD when assisting frail seniors with bathing and toiletingExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Home caregivers experience high rates of injury related to client handling and mobility. Assisted bathing and toileting are among the most physically demanding and dangerous activities for care providers. Even when acute injuries are avoided, these activities can place providers at increased risk of developing MSD.

This webinar will highlight the most challenging parts of assisting a frail senior to bathe and toilet, and discuss practical strategies for reducing risk. Because the physical environment and available resources in home care are highly variable, we will use a problem-solving approach to identifying and reducing risks rather than focusing on a single ‘optimal’ strategy for each task.

This is a free webinar offered through the client/patient handling community of practice (CoP), presented in partnership with CRE-MSD and PSHSA. 

About the presenter

Emily KingDr. Emily King
Emily King is a MITACS-funded postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo. Her goal is to improve safety and independence in home care. Emily’s doctoral research focused on identifying tools and techniques for preventing injuries during assisted bathing and toileting. Her postdoctoral work is focused on quantifying the physical demands of home care work and on identifying and understanding the physical, social and organizational factors that have the greatest influence on home care workers’ risk of injury. Emily is also heavily involved in the design of assistive devices – she holds multiple patents and has contributed to the development of assistive technologies for toileting, mobility and safe patient lifting. Emily holds a BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, a MASc in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and has recently completed a PhD in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto.

Registration

Please register online by September 26, 2017.

For assistance, contact Betina Butler at bbutler@uwaterloo.ca.

Disclaimer: The Centre receives funding through a grant provided by the Ontario Ministry of Labour. The views expressed are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect those of the Centre nor of the Province. 

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